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Opening Reception for Southbound

Join us for the opening reception for "Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South." Celebrate the exhibition at the Halsey Institute from 6:30-8:00PM.

The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art is pleased to present our largest project to date, the exhibition "Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South." This unprecedented photography exhibition 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.

The exhibition will be on view simultaneously at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art and the City Gallery at Waterfront Park. A Brunch reception on Saturday, October 20 at 11:00AM will celebrate the exhibition’s opening at the City Gallery.

Learn more about Southbound here:

McNair Evans, "Wedding Silver," 2010 [detail]
From the "Confessions for a Son" series 
Laurinburg, North Carolina