Two Images Accepted for SlowExposures 2017
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
15TH ANNUAL SHOW FEATURES PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE RURAL SOUTH
New Albany Photographer included in 15th Annual SlowExposures Photography Festival
Fine art photographer and New Albany, MS resident T. Lowry Wilson is one of 53 photographers that have had work accepted into the annual Slow Exposures show in Georgia. SlowExposures, the big photography show in a little corner of the rural American South, opens for its fifteenth season on Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th. Although Pike County, Georgia is only an hour from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors will encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where once, "Cotton was King". To add context to the images on exhibition, the shows are displayed in late nineteenth century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. This "sense of place" makes for an experience filled with shared, serendipitous moments and thought-provoking conversations in front of the work.
Winner of The Governor's Award for Arts and Culture in 2014, the show features work from photographers from across the United States who enter images that portray the traditions and contradictions of this region. This year’s distinguished jurors, Arnika Dawkins of Atlanta and John N. Wall from South Carolina chose 76 images, of which Wilson had two chosen, from over 800 that were entered this year. They will be on hand throughout the weekend to discuss their process in Sunday's Juror’s Talk and to present The Juror's Critique seminar on Saturday. In addition to the main show, there are several satellite shows and the PopUp Tour which will feature seven individual shows around the historic Courthouse Square in Zebulon.
Starting 15 years ago, a group of volunteers who live in this part of west central Georgia put together the inaugural event of what is now a nationally-ranked fine art photography show. The theme is always "The Rural South". They believed that photography could serve as a powerful medium to get folks to “slow down” and reconsider the value of “place” before 19th century historic buildings and landscapes were bulldozed away for subdivisions. The "slow" in SlowExposures refers to our invitation to "slow down" and experience the sights, sounds, smells, and feel of this region. Each year profits from the show are designated for one of Pike County’s historic buildings that are being “repurposed” for 21st century use. This year there are two: The 1926 Zebulon Elementary School and R.F. Strickland’s in Concord, site of the main exhibition and the “starting” place for over 1,000 photography fans who will visit the show.
The exhibits are open to the public for free during opening hours. Additional fee-based events are planned as well and feature leaving professionals in the fine art photography field. The Saturday Supper takes place in the main exhibition area is is always a sell-out. For more information on times, locations, and tickets, please visit www.slowexposures.org.
(NOTE: IMAGE ON BLOG ENTRY WAS NOT ONE CHOSEN. THE SHOW HAS ASKED THAT THOSE NOT BE REVEALED UNTIL SHOW OPENING.)
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