‘A Deeper South’

It takes time to really know a subject. For photographers Pete Candler and John Hayes, it took 22 years for them to begin to know the South. “In August 1997, we left Atlanta in a 1977 Ford pickup bound, more or less, for New Orleans,” said Candler. “We wanted to see the South that had produced Johnny Cash and Muddy Waters, Flannery O’Connor and Martin Luther King. The South that isn’t on the main tourist drag. The South we didn’t learn about in school.” The result is an exhibition featuring 40 photographs and four short films from seven tours between 1997-2019. The opening reception is Nov. 9 from 6 to 9 p.m. with a gallery talk at 7 p.m. —Jo Anne Triplett


Sojourn Arts
1207 S. Shelby St.

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‘A Deeper South’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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