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Curated Conversation with RaMell Ross and Scott Mathews

/// October 1, 2021 @ 12:00 am

Join us for an in-person Curated Conversation with RaMell Ross and Scott Mathews on September 25 at 1 p.m. in the Patrick Taylor Library. This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is preferred.

Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, hosts exhibiting artist RaMell Ross and scholar Scott Mathews for a dynamic Curated Conversation. The discussion will explore the history of photography in Hale County Alabama from the early 20th century, including careers of Walker Evans and William Christenberry. Mathews and Ross will also speak to Ross’s place within the historical context of documentarians of Hale County and the American South.

RaMell Ross is a photographer, Filmmaker and Professor of Art at Brown University. In 2019, Ross’s film, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. Ross was included in the New Southern Photography exhibition at Ogden Museum in 2018-19. Ross’s photographs, i-Home and Sleepy Church, are included in Ogden Museum’s permanent Collection. On September 25, Ross’s solo exhibition, Spell, Time, Practice, American Body, opens at Ogden Museum. The exhibition will feature photographs from A South County, A Hale County series as well as site-specific video and sculptural installations. Scott Mathews is a scholar, writer and assistant professor of History at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida. Mathews is the author of “Capturing the South: Imaging America’s Most Documented Region” published in 2018 by the University of North Carolina press.


Image: RaMell Ross, Told on the Mountain, 2013, Archival pigment print, 36″ x 46″, Courtesy of the Artist


October 1, 2021
12:00 am