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Yale University's Beinecke Special Collections Library has just acquired an additional 60 photographs for their collection. The acquisition included photographs from Second Nature, Growth, It Isn't Black-and-White, Remnants and a single large photograph captured in a clearcut in the Pacific Northwest. These prints bring their total holdings of my work to 160+ photographs.
The Do Good Fund has also acquired an additional 5 large photographs from What's Lost is Found. The collection now has 18 photographs from multiple projects.
The High Museum of Art has acquired 10 photographs from What's Lost is Found. The selection was curated by Gregory Harris, Assistant Curator of Photography.
My work from Hale County Alabama, What's Lost is Found, is in a major traveling group show, Southbound: Photographs of and About the New South, at the Halsey Institute for Contemporary Art. Curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan, this show presents the work of fifty-six photographers’ visions of the South over the first decades of the twenty-first century. The exhibition will travel to the Gregg Museum of Art & Design, Power Plant Gallery at Duke University, Hunter Museum of American Art and LSU Museum of Art through 2021. A 380-page catalogue, public programming and film accompanies the exhibition.
Photographs from Pictures, a collaboration with Richard Benari, are now showing in “Recent Acquisitions: Photography and Abstraction” at Bell Gallery at Brown University. “How does one move towards pure form—the visible divorced from any content—in a medium that is understood to have a direct relationship with the subjects it records? In the early twentieth century, modern artists began to embrace an abstract visual language of line, shape, space, color, and texture. Since then, photographers have searched for the elusive answer to the question of how to create works that express emotions and ideas instead of the accurate depiction of reality natural to their medium.” The exhibition also includes works by Berenice Abbott, Tom Baril, Marilyn Bridges, Edward Burtynsky, Christiane Feser, Jed Fielding, Bill Jacobson, Dorothy Norman, Gabriel Martinez, Aaron Siskind, and Hiroshi Sugimoto. The show runs through May 26.
What’s Lost is Found, has been awarded Duke University’s Archive of Documentary Arts Collection Award for Documentarians of the American South. The award is an acquisition prize; Duke acquired 40 photographs from the project. This body of work was commissioned by The Do Good Fund, a Georgia non-profit whose mission is to acquire and exhibit contemporary photography made in the American South. I was Do Good's inaugural Artist-in-Residence in Greensboro, AL in 2015.
New Book: poetics
Just published, poetics is a continuation of my ongoing collaboration with poet Kimiko Hahn. The 3-part project is the first book that includes some of my oil pastel drawings. I drew on existing photographs and asked Kimiko to respond to them. The result is a loose narrative that employs “word-play” both in literal and graphic form. poetics is a unique object, an edition of 1, and was just acquired by Yale University’s Beinecke Special Collections Library. To view more information, visit Vela Noche.