Ansel Adams was not a Southern Photographer, but he was certainly a photographer, and the Nasher Museum at Duke University is definitely a Southern institution.
So its worth our notice that the Nasher has opened a retrospective show of photographs by Ansel Adams this fall, up now through November 29th, 2015.
Even more relevant to our interests, the Nasher will host a show entitled Southern Accent: Seeking the American South in Contemporary Art, opening September 1, 2016 and up through January 8, 2017.
This show promises to investigate "the many realities, fantasies and myths that have long captured the public’s imagination, and presents a wide range of perspectives to create a composite portrait of Southern identity through contemporary art."
The folks at the Nasher do some of the most innovative and insightful exhibitions I know of, at least in this small corner of the American South, so I expect this show to be both compelling and challenging.
The list of exhibitors is not yet public, but I think we can trust the Nasher to include photography in its definition of "contemporary art."