Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Pierre Gonnord at SCAD

French photographer Pierre Gonnord is having a show of his work from his portfolio Portraying the South in Gallery See in the branch of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, at 1600 Peachtree Street NE.

The show opened on

This show -- part of this year's Atlanta Celebrates Photography -- is a joint effort by SCAD Atlanta and France-Atlanta in recognition of the the 50th anniversary of the death of Nobel Prize-winning author William Faulkner.

Gonnard made this work during a recent three-month residency in Georgia, Alabama and Mississippi.

According to its sponsors, Gonnord seeks in this work to capture "a glimpse into the soul of the Deep South, offering a timeless, unclassifiable, explosive and riveting portrayal of the American South . . . through the faces and landscapes he encountered.

Gonnord is a master of the portrait, especially through his handling of the play of light over the human face and his placement of the face in the frame.

Definitely looks worth a visit to SCAD before this show closes next month.

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