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Front Page - Friday, January 3, 2020

Hunter Museum to present photo exhibit about American South




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Hunter Museum will present “Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South” beginning Jan. 31. The exhibit will feature more than 200 images by 56 photographers and represent the largest exhibition of photographs of the American South in the 21st century.

“Southbound pushes the understanding of the South from a place that has been traditionally misunderstood as mysterious or different to one that’s provocative, complex and self-reflective,” notes Hunter Museum Associate curator Natalie Mault Mead. “The images are familiar yet strange, making you rethink the place many of us call home.”

Visitors will explore issues both specific to the South and universal in nature, such as the impact of man on nature, stereotypes and economic growth.

The Hunter will host a number of related events over the course of the exhibition, including artist talks, film screenings, community discussions and a chef’s tasting. Visit huntermuseum.org for event listings and links to additional Southbound materials.

A stand-alone website, southboundproject.org, features critical essays, videos profiling individual artists and 350 additional photographs of the region.

“Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South” was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina.

Source: Hunter Museum