Friday, March 1, 2013

Springtime in the South -- Scene Heating Up!

Winter is almost over, and the spring photography scene is beginning to heat up. Here is some recent news from the Southern photography scene.

Columbia, SC-based photographer Kathleen Robbins has had work from her new portfolio In Cotton featured on the blog LensScratch, here.

Jeff Rich has a show of work from his portfolio Watershed now up at United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, NY and on a new website dedicated to the project.

PDN's List of 30 New and Emerging Photographers for 2013 is out, and includes Alabama-born photographer Ty Cole, Miami-born photographer Lisa Emalech,  Dallas-born photographer Michael Friberg, Washington, DC-born photographer Adam Golfer, Columbia, SC-based photographer Meg Griffiths (see image above), Atlanta-born photographer Michael Hanson,  and New Orleans-based photographer Rush Jagoe.

Congratulations to all those good folks!

Western-NC based photographer Ezra Gardiner has a show of landscape work up now at The Bascomb Center for the Visual Arts, in Highlands, NC, a show which also includes work by Sally Mann and others.

Kael Alford, when she is not shooting in Louisiana, is doing work in other challenging places like Iraq, and she has a show of that work up now at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, up now through June 16th, 2013.

And speaking of Louisiana, Brian Finke's photographs of the LSU football team and companions are featured on Le Journal de la Photographie and at the St Louis Art Museum. 

Mississippi-based photographer Don Norris has a show of his work up at the Oddfellows Gallery in Hattiesburg, MS, now through  March 15th, 2013.

The 12 12 Gallery in Richmond has its annual juried portrait show up now through April 14th, 2013, and the folks with work on offer include a bunch of photographers with Southern roots or connections, including my friend and Raleigh-based photographer Diana Bloomfield.

AND, the Look3 Festival in Charlottesville, VA, is set for June 13-15, 2013, featuring Gregory Crewdson, Josef Koudelka, Tim Laman, Susan Meiselas, Richard Misrach, Michael Nichols, and Honorary Southern Photographer Carrie Mae Weems.

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