AintBad Magazine Issue No. 8: The American South
One of my favorite magazines, AintBad, has a new issue to celebrate. Issue No. 8, The American South, features work that “engages in contemporary conceptions of the region, how it is being defined and redefined, how it affects the rest of the country, and determines the sociocultural impact as both a new reality and a new fiction. It has been famously challenged and perpetuated through photography in the form of iconic images in the work of photographers like William Eggleston, and in the historical photo essays in the work of Walker Evans and James Agee.”
The AintBad editors seek to reexamine these ideas, and to bring them to the light of our own time. This summer, the work featured in The American South has become a traveling exhibition, as AintBad expands their reach throughout the Southeast to hone in on this region of the country. In June, a selection of submissions from the Issue 8 call for entry were exhibited at the 9/50 Southeast Arts Presenter’s Summit at the Atlanta Contemporary Arts Center. AintBad will host a premiere large scale exhibition at the Morris Museum in Augusta, Georgia, from September 17th to October 26th, along with an accompanying lecture on Thursday October 2nd. In addition from October 9th to 26th they will be producing a multimedia exhibition in conjunction with Dashboard CoOp for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Festival.
The festival will host a wide range of offerings bringing together professional and amateur photographers, art enthusiasts, gallery owners, critics, and collectors around Atlanta and the surrounding communities.
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