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Picturing the South: The Land and its People

July 27 through November 24, 2019

On view in Newman Gallery

Photographs from the Museum’s permanent collection document the ways in which photographers have viewed the South and Southern people in the last century and today. Artists such as William Eggleston and William Christenberry are famed worldwide as chroniclers of Southern life and landscape. Others such as Walker Evans, Eudora Welty, and Roland Freeman record the ways of life of Southerners, seen as part of the environment in which shaped them. Southern culture manifests its respect for history in many ways, including the preservation of artifacts of a rich past as seen in three different photographers views of Windsor plantation, the ruins of the South’s largest ante-bellum home built in Caliborne County, Mississippi in 1859.

Organized by the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama.

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Photography of installation of the exhibition at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts.