Thursday, December 7, 2017

Southern Photographers in the News, Part One -- Late Fall 2017




Yr humble servant, the Southern Photographer, has had a very crowded fall, but is now back on the hunt for news of Southern fine art photography. Will take me some time to catch up on news from the usual sources, so please be patient.

Her are a few items with which to begin:

Chapel Hill-based photographer William Ferris (see image above) has published his latest book, The South in Color, from the UNC Press, and has been interviewed on Lenscratch by Aline Smithson, go here. 


Mississippi-based photographer Betty Press (see image above) has work up now in two group shows, CURRENTS 2017 (the New Orleans Photo Alliance Showcase), up at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans through February 4th, 2018, and the Small Works show at the Center for Fine Art Photogrpahy in Fort Collins, CO, up now through December 16th, 2017. 

Press has also had solo shows of work from her Finding Mississippi portfolio at the Eula Bass Lewis Gallery in Ellisville, MS and the Jefferson Davis Fine Arts Gallery in Gulfport, MS. 


Iowa-based photographer Jeff Rich (see image above) has work from his Watershed portfolio now up at the Middlebury College Museum of Art, as part of their group show Land and Lens: Photographers Envision the Environment, until December 10th, 2017.

Rich also had work in the exhibition Landscapes and Interventions at the Hathaway Gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, earlier this fall.



Dallas-based photographer Brandon Thibodeaux (see image above) continues to have a wonderful year, publishing his book In that Land of Perfect Day, with Red Hook Press.

This book was the subject of a feature story in Photo District News, go here,  and was subsequently named one of Photo District News' Notable Photography Books of 2017, go here.

Thibodeaux's work was also featured in the November issue of Garden and Gun Magazine, go here

Other titles of interest to us on PDN's List of Notable Books include the following:

Charlottesville, VA-based photographer Matt Eich's book Carry Me Ohio, a portrait of life in western Ohio where residents struggle to recover from the end of mining in the area.

Lexington, KY photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard is at the center of Brian Sholis' Kentucky Renaissance: The Lexington Camera Club and Its Community, 1954–1974.

Photographer Grey Villet's book; The Lovings: An Intimate Portrait, about the Virginia couple whose relationship led to the landmark ruling ending bans on interracial marriage. 

Photographer Shane Lavalette's book of photographs made in the South, One Sun, One Shadow.

Congratulations to all these folks for their notable achievements! We look forward to keeping track as their careers develop. 

More news to come, from The Southern Photographer. 


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