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If you were wowed by the High Museum’s recent Walker Evans exhibition, make a date to see MOCA’s Land Inhabited before it closes on November 19.
Through the lens of his camera, journalist and photographer Boyd Lewis watched as Atlanta transformed itself during the second half of the 20th century. Lewis donated more than 10,000 of his images to the Atlanta History Center, and through January 16, you can see 60 of those photos on display at the Margaret Mitchell House.
What does the rural South look like? The region’s popular image is colored by Deliverance-style stereotypes and misconceptions. But 15 years ago, Christine Curry—a clinical social worker and bookstore owner in Zebulon, Georgia—realized that the area was in danger of having its true character erased.
At the turn of the 20th century, photographer Edward S. Curtis traveled to the Southwest to document Native Americans, whose traditions and way of life he believed would soon vanish. He spent the next 20 years living among more than 80 tribes across America and producing upwards of 40,000 images.
Students of history know that “the one percent” are not an invention of the recession. In the U.S., income inequality flourished at its highest level more than 80 years ago, just before the Great Depression, when Walker Evans was dispatched by the Farm Security Administration to document small-town life and the successes of the New Deal.
This month, Tim Duffy’s platinum portraits of Southern music legends go on display in Hartsfield-Jackson’s atrium.
In 1974 Raymond Smith, a 31-year-old graduate student in American studies at Yale, drove cross-country with two twin-lens reflex cameras in tow. Inspired by Depression-era and post-war photographers Walker Evans and Robert Frank, he set out to document the people and spirit of 1970s America.
Stone Mountain–based artist Sheila Pree Bright has spent 2015 traveling America, from Ferguson to Baltimore, capturing the protests and youth leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. Still, she doesn’t consider herself an activist but a cultural observer.