The outstanding Durham-based photographer Titus Heagins has a show of photographs now up at Duke University from his Haiti: Before the Earth Moved portfolio.
Here is Titus at the opening:
And here is one of Titus' pieces from the show:
My thanks to another local photographer, Paul Dagys, for these photographs of Titus' opening. You can see more of his images from the opening here.
Paul himself has a Kickstarter campaign going to fund his travels through the South, working on a portfolio he calls Southern Expressionism, and you can see some of that portfolio below, and here.
This looks like a worthy project. I've signed up as a supporter and I hope you will too.
The Emily Amy Gallery, at 1000 Marietta Street, in Atlanta will have a show opening October 19th entitled Shared Southern Stories, which includes nine artists who were featured in the by-now famous Oxford American list of outstanding Southern artists.
Among the nine are photographers Keliy Anderson-Staley (see image above), Joshua Dudley Greer, Jessica Ingram, Phillip March Jones, Dan Tague, and Bruce Wilhelm. This show will be up through November 24th, 2012.
Finally, for now, the Mississippi-based photographer David Wharton is about to publish his second book of B&W photographs of the South.
Wharton is Director of Documentary Studies and Assistant Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi's Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
He published his first book of images made in the American South, The Soul of a Small Texas Town: Photographs, Memories, and History,
This second book, Small Town South, will be published in the fall of 2012. You can see some of the images in this book here.
It's fall. There is a lot going on. More later!