From June 4 until July 30, 2016, the Galerie Robert Morat of Hamburg presents a photo essay by US American Shane Lavalette.
For years the High Museum in Atlanta has asked well known photographers to work on the American South. The series of exhibitions is called "Picturing the South" and following artists such as Sally Mann, Martin Parr and Alec Soth, in 2012 the museum commissioned Shane Lavalette. As a photographer, a publisher and as the director of Light Work Institute in Syracuse, NY, Shane Lavalette (born 1987) is one of the most distinguished young voices in contemporary photography coming out of the US.
Lavalette titled his series of photographs "One Sun, one Shadow". It deals with the musical tradition of the American South: "Having grown up in the Northeast, it was primarily through music - blues, gospel - that I had formed a relationship with the South. I was not interested in making a documentary, but rather to let myself be inspired by the music and to find poetic, "musical" images of the landscape of the American South."
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