- © Henning Bode - “Fifty/Fifty Mississippi”, Willie Huston, Jonestown, Coahoma County, 2012
- © Henning Bode - “Fifty/Fifty Mississippi”, Penny Auction, Anguilla, Sharkey County, 2012
- © Henning Bode - “Fifty/Fifty Mississippi”, Pat Thomas and his “Highway 61 Blues Museum”, Leland, Washington County, 2012
- © Walker Evans - Mississippi River Steamboat. Ferry and wharf goods, Vicksburg, Mississippi, Februar 1936, Library of Congress, LC-USF 342 TOI 1301
- © Walker Evans - Roadside View, Alabama Coal Area Company Town, Miners ́ houses near Birmingham, Alabama, 1936, Library of Congress, LC-F 342 TOI 1156
From 25 September to 2 November, the Galerie für Fotografie in Hanover will be showing 'Fifty/Fifty, Mississippi meets FSA'. The exhibition comprises of a photographic essay by Henning Bode, presented in conjunction with FSA images from the collection 'American Photographs'.
The Children of King Cotton
To create this series, Henning Bode spent two months travelling through the Mississippi Delta in 2012 – documenting a region which is shaped by its agricultural past, and is now counted among the poorest in America.
'The Children of King Cotton' utilises a variety of visual languages. The photographer presents dynamic depictions of everyday life alongside serene and well thought-out portraits – instilling an unusual rhythm into his photographic essay.
Curated by Erle Bessert, the exhibition combines Bode's work with selected photographs originally created for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). The images – which include works by Walker Evans, among others – are now part of the privately-owned collection 'American Photographs'.
For further information visit Galerie für Fotografie, Henning Bode