Photography of the Rural South
January 8 - May 10, 2014, 3rd Floor Lobby
Photography of the Rural South [SOST 405] is a unique course that instructs students with no prior experience in photography about the theory and practice of photography. The course asks students to work together in groups to create photographic studies of communities around North and South Carolina with populations of 1,000 people or less. It introduces students to the long history of photographic and documentary projects done around the South, and provides opportunities to interact with internationally acclaimed artists and photographers.
While at work on their projects, students learn about the significant relationships that develop between an individual photographer and a community. Students create, select, sequence, and pace their own images for class discussions and digital projections, and prepare their work for exhibition. Over the past two years, student work from Photography of the Rural South has been viewed by an international audience in regional exhibitions and online journals such as Fraction Magazine and One, One Thousand.