Have you ever tried to picture how the south used to be and compare it to how it is now? I’m sure you’ve heard plenty of stories from grandma and grandpa. Now you can put two and two together with pictures of stories from their era.
Atlanta’s High Museum of Art has an exhibit called “Picturing the South” which provides a modern and historic view of elements from the southern region. The High Museum of Art asserts that, “The High instituted the “Picturing the South” initiative in 1996 to serve a dual purpose: to provide a contemporary perspective on Southern subjects and themes and to build the High’s collection of contemporary photography.”
The commission has many large paintings of life in the south such as Richard Misrach’s picture of the Mississippi River landscape between Baton Rouge and New Orleans and Alex Webb’s picture of Atlanta’s nightlife.
Go and check out the “Picturing the South” exhibit as well as other exhibits at the High and let us know what you think by leaving us a comment below.