The intention behind Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is to document the American South, and the radical transformation it has undergone over the past decades. The showcase opened at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art (Charleston, South Carolina) on 19 October, and will subsequently move to the Gregg Museum of Art and Design (Raleigh) and the Power Plant Gallery in Durham, North Carolina.
Comprising photographs by more than 50 artists, the exhibition is the largest showcase to have been dedicated to this topic. The displayed works confront preconceptions and stereotypes, as well as illustrating the realities of life in the southern states – thereby creating a new understanding of the vitality, culture and diversity of this history-steeped part of America. Among the represented artists are Eugene Richards, Mitch Epstein and Mark Steinmetz, as well as Leica photographer Magdalena Solé, whose series on the Mississippi Delta was previously featured in LFI.
For further information visit Southbound Project