Meet New Southern Photography Artists This Weekend at the O! Free Film Screening and Panel Discussion

This Friday, January 11 at 7 p.m., the Ogden Museum of Southern Art will be showing a screening of the film, “Hale County This Morning, This Evening,” by New Southern Photography artist, RaMell Ross. The film offers the viewer an emotive impression of the Historic South, showing the consequences of the social construction of race, while simultaneously trumpeting the beauty of life and offering a testament to dreaming despite the odds. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Ross moderated by Ogden Museum Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Cash bar available. This event is free and open to the public.

Image: Jared Soares, Blizz and Brooke, 2011, Archival pigment print, Courtesy of the artist

Please also join us on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. for The Dismantling of Southern Photography, a panel discussion with New Southern Photography photographers. Panelists and New Southern Photography photographers, RaMell Ross, Jared Soares and Celestia Morgan, will examine the New Southern Photography exhibition and L. Kasimu Harris’ essay, “The Dismantling of Southern Photography,” touching on the historical and contemporary disparities within the canon of Southern photography that exist along lines of race, gender and sexual orientation. The discussion will be moderated by L. Kasimu Harris.

This event is also free and open to the public.