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“What Has Been Will Be Again”: A photographic survey of Alabama at a time of national urgency
November 12, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Author and native Alabamian Rick Bragg has called Alabama the “crossroads of history.” Indeed, the state has known a deep and complex history – from Native American genocide to slavery and secession, and from the fight for civil rights to the championing of Trumpist ideology, Alabama has stood at the nexus of American identity. Following the state’s recent bicentennial celebration and now in a time of pandemic and protest, looming economic depression, and a generation-defining national election, artist/photographer Jared Ragland is at work on an ambitious state-wide photographic survey to compassionately and critically address the complex history and identity of Alabama through thoughtful consideration of the state’s people and landscape. In his lecture, Jared will reflect on this consequential moment, discuss his artistic practice, and share stories and photographs from the road. Register for the program here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMofuqoqj8sGNC7g-yPtTX2kFgwBU7SaVa_