Fuelled by photography, film and fiction, the mythology of what we identify as the 'American South' has grown and entered into the collective imagination.
Combining historical and contemporary work from Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Alec Soth and Susan Lipper, this book brings together a number of prominent American photographers whose work engages with the physical and psychological landscape of the American South and its place in our psyche.
Myth, Manners and Memory : Photographers of the American South does not set out to define the American South but explores what is perhaps indefinable - the cultural complexities and tensions, the constant but unresolved dialogues between past and present, and the varying material patterns of everyday life in the South that might, however elusively, constitute its sense of identity.
Published to coincide with the exhibition, curated by Photoworks at the De La Warr Pavilion, from 1 October 2010–3 January 2011.
Limited edition of 1000
Designed by Studio Makgill
Published in 2010
205mm x 165mm
64 pages, full colour