James Robert Southard and Michael Brohm

Swanson Contemporary’s entry into this year’s Photo Biennial features James Robert Southard and Michael Brohm. The two-person exhibition is really two one-person shows in the same gallery. Southard’s photographs and videos come from a trip he took to Cuba, while Brohm is showing portraits from Perm, Russia. “Last spring I went to Cuba for a film festival to exhibit … and to shoot a new piece there,” says Southard. “My five … videos are not documentaries or narrative film analyzing Cuban politics. It is more a first hand reflection of my experiences there.” Brohm has been to Russia multiple times over the last ten years. Many of the images he shot will be featured in his upcoming book “Yesterday’s Enemies.” 


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James Robert Southard and Michael Brohm

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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