Several items of interest, here on the eve of summer 2015:
1. The Museum of Art at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, has up a group show of landscape photography featuring -- along with work by Ansel Adams -- work by SCAD faculty member Tom Fischer (see image above) and other photographers with various kinds of Southern connections, including Jeff Rich, Aaron Brumbelow, Victoria Sambunaris, and Rebecca Webb.
2. The irrepressible Chapel Hill-based photographer Lori Vrba had a show of work from her Drunken Poet's Dream portfolio at Chapel Hill, NC's historic Horace Williams House in April.
That show is over, but you can visit it if you go here:
Also, Vrba's new book The Moth Wing Diaries is featured now on the Eye of Photography blog.
These folks say, "Vrba's richly textured, meticulously composed photographs are packed with symbolism drawn from art, folklore, mythology, and biblical references . . . that examine themes such as the simultaneous joy and pain of motherhood, love, transformation and coming of age."
AND, Vrba has a show of her Moth Wing Diaries portfolio at the Catherine Couturier Gallery in Houston, Texas, which opened June 6th with a reception from 2:00 to 5:00, and up through August 31, 2015.
If you can't make it to the show in Houston, you can get the flavor of it here:
You go, Lori!
3. Following Vrba at the Horace Williams House is a group show featuring Chapel Hill-based photographer (and my former teacher) Leah Sobsey, whose work will be on the walls alongside work by my cousin Anne Wall Thomas.
This show opens June 7th, with an Opening Reception on Sunday, June 14th, from 2:00 - 4:00 pm, and will be up through June 29th, 2015.
4. Distinguished Southern Photographer Burk Uzzle (see image above) will have a major show of work at the Steven Kasher Gallery, at 515 West 26th Street, in Manhattan, opening with a reception at 6:00 pm on June 11th, 2015, and up through July 31st 2015.
This show is entitled Burk Uzzle: American Puzzles, and features over 70 vintage black and white photographs of the American social landscape from the 1960s through the 2000s.
In gallery-speak, this show "offers a formal simplification of the visual field with an emotionally complex rendering of American Society. His puzzle-like images question and confront the tensions present in our individual and cultural psyches"
In people talk, this is a major show by a Major Southern Photographer, which will offer stunning and compelling images that reward repeated viewing.
You can preview Uzzle's show if you go here.
5. Sadly B. B. King is dead, but Honorary Southern Photographer Beatrice Chauvin (see image above) will have a show of work from her UNBROKEN portfolio at the B. B. King Museum, in the Cotton Gin, coming up this October, 2015.
More news on that front later. Watch this space, as they say.
6. Williamsburg-based photographer Eliot Dudik has been chosen to have a solo show at the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2016, go here.
7. Richmond, VA-based photographer Susan Worsham has been named Photographer of Week for early June 2015 by the folks at Capricious Magazine, on their blog, here.
8. Finally, since we last checked, Jeff Rich has featured the following Southern Photographers on his Eyes on the South blog for the Oxford American.
and Sean Salyards.
All for now -- back soon with more news of Photography in the American South!