NEW ORLEANS – Opening at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, LA on Oct. 6 and on view until March 10, 2019 is New Southern Photography, an exhibition that highlights photography being practiced in the American South today. Curated by Ogden Museum of Southern Art Photography Curator, Richard McCabe, New Southern Photography is the largest photography exhibition showcased at the Ogden Museum to date and will feature work (from the last 10 years) by 25 emerging, mid-career and established photographers.
Photographers included in the New Southern Photography exhibition are: David Emitt Adams, Kael Alford, Elizabeth Bick, Christa Blackwood, John Chiara, Scott Dalton, Joshua Gibson, Maury Gortemiller, Alex Grabiec, Aaron Hardin, Courtney Johnson, Tommy Kha, Brittainy Lauback, Carl Martin, Jonathan Traviesa & Cristina Molina, Andrew Moore, Celestia Morgan, Nancy Newberry, RaMell Ross, Whitten Sabbatini, Jared Soares, Louviere + Vanessa and Susan Worsham.
All types of lens-formed imagery will be included, from traditional analogue and digital still photography to video installation and new media.
The goal of New Southern Photography is to create a space for conversation about the region. This exhibition will not only highlight recent contributions the American South has made to the world through photography, but also serve as a platform to broaden the understanding and appreciation of this complicated, contested and often misunderstood region.New Southern Photography follows in the rich tradition of Southern literature, where storytelling is paramount.
“It could be said that photography has been the American South’s greatest contribution to 20th century art,” said Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum. “Southern photographers – William Christenberry, Sally Mann and William Eggleston – are international art superstars who pioneered the “Southernization” of the contemporary global photographic aesthetic. Following the trajectory of Christenberry, Eggleston and Mann, New Southern Photography looks at the photographic innovators of today who are influencing the visualization of the American South to a global audience.”
The public opening reception for New Southern Photography is Oct. 6 from 6 – 9 p.m. A Gallery Talk and Book Signing will take place Dec. 15 from noon to 2 p.m. Information about additional events and programming related to the exhibition can be found at www.ogdenmuseum.org.
Accompanying the exhibition is the book, New Southern Photography: Images of the Twenty-First Century South, published by the Ogden Museum of Southern Art and University of New Orleans Press.
New Southern Photography is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Contributing sponsors include the Ella West Freeman Foundation and the RosaMary Foundation. Supporting Sponsors include B. Benjamin Lowry and Shelly Gallender
Following the exhibition’s close at the Ogden Museum, it will be available for travel to other institutions through 2021.
For more information regarding New Southern Photography, please contact Melissa Kenyon at firstname.lastname@example.org or 504.539.9631
About the Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Located in the vibrant Warehouse Arts District of downtown New Orleans, Louisiana, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art holds the largest and most comprehensive collection of Southern art and is recognized for its original exhibitions, public events and educational programs which examine the development of visual art alongside Southern traditions of music, literature and culinary heritage to provide a comprehensive story of the South. Established in 1999 and in Stephen Goldring Hall since 2003, the Museum welcomes almost 85,000 visitors annually, and attracts diverse audiences through its broad range of programming including exhibitions, lectures, film screenings and concerts which are all part of its mission to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.
The Ogden Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. with extended hours on Thursdays from 6 – 8 p.m. for Ogden After Hours. Admission is free to Museum Members and $13.50 for adults, $11 for seniors 65 and older, $6.75 for children ages 5-17 and free for children under 5.
The Ogden Museum is free to Louisiana Residents on Thursdays from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. courtesy of The Helis Foundation. The Helis Foundation is a Louisiana private foundation, established by the William Helis Family. The Art Funds of the Helis Foundation advance access to the arts for the community through contributions that sustain operations for, provide free admission to, acquire works of art and underwrite major exhibitions and projects of institutions within the Greater New Orleans area.
The Museum is closed Lundi Gras and Mardi Gras, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Years Day.