Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South
ON VIEW: October 22, 2020–February 14, 2021 at LSU Museum of Art
Southbound comprises fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. Accordingly, it offers a composite image of the region. The photographs echo stories told about the South as a bastion of tradition, as a region remade through Americanization and globalization, and as a land full of surprising realities. The project’s purpose is to investigate senses of place in the South that congeal, however fleetingly, in the spaces between the photographers’ looking, their images, and our own preexisting ideas about 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. This program is made possible in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge, funded by the East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President and Metro Council. All LSU MOA exhibitions are supported by the generous donors to the LSU MOA Annual Exhibition Fund.
IMAGES: Provided by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. All Rights Reserved.
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Shaw Center for the Arts, LSU Museum of Art, 5th Floor
100 Lafayette St, Baton Rouge, LA 70801