Sasha Wolf Project’s Summer Show

In June, as protests against racial discrimination and violence were exploding across the country in the wake of George Floyd’s death, I made two trips to Eatonton, GA to explore the roots of author Alice Walker for my body of work in-progress, SOUTHERN FICTION. Three images shot on Wards Chapel Road, one portraying the church where she was baptized and another of the cemetery where her parents and ancestors are buried, are included in Sasha Wolf’s summer group show presented on her website. The online exhibition brings together a loose collection of recent work by artists responding to these challenging times with photographs and reflections on these images by Elinor Carucci, Kris Graves, Sasha Rudensky, Christopher Rodriquez, Bryan Schutmaat, Chuck Kelton, Barbara Bosworth, and Caleb Charland.

Rocket Science Magazine Fundraiser

Mural commemorating the 1966 Port Gibson Boycott led by the NAACP, Port Gibson, Mississippi, 2020

I’ve donated a photograph shot in March 2020 of a mural commemorating the 1966 Port Gibson Boycott led by the NAACP in Mississippi from my body of work in-progress, SOUTHERN FICTION, to Rocket Science Magazine’s fundraiser dedicated to organizations who support Black lives and the ongoing fight against racism.  On April 1, 1966, the local chapter of the NAACP imposed an economic boycott on the majority of white-owned businesses in Port Gibson. Picketing and peaceful marches and demonstrations demanding equality and racial justice continued on and off for eleven years, during which a significant number of business failed or closed. Prints of this image, produced by Light Work Lab in an edition of 10 for $100, can be purchased on Rocket Science Magazine’s website though July 17 and proceeds of sales will be contributed to the NAACP.

Hudson River Stories

A collection of images from Upstate, along with Xhenet Aliu’s foreword to the book, were recently published on Hudson River Stories, a website created by Jon Bowermaster featuring content about the Hudson River by photographers, filmmakers, writers, activists and environmentalists.

COINED IN THE SOUTH at the Mint Museum Uptown

Interior, Furgary Shack #6, Hudson, New York, 2017

Two images from UPSTATE are included in Coined in the South at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, NC on view from October 10, 2019 – February 16, 2020. This group exhibition of work in various media by artists working in and/or from the Southeast is hosted by The Young Affiliates in collaboration with the museum.

UPSTATE opens at ilon Art Gallery on Friday, June 7

Rear Bedroom, Oliver Bronson House, Hudson, New York, 2016

A selection of 12 prints from UPSTATE will be exhibited at ilon Art Gallery from June 7 – July 22 with a reception on Friday, June 7 from 6 – 9pm.  This solo exhibition is the culmination of receiving First Prize last June 2018 in ilon Art Gallery’s group exhibition, American Splendour: New Photography, comprised of work capturing the American spirit selected by Jon Feinstein, David Rosenberg, Hannah Frieser, Loni Efron, and Ruben Natal-San Miguel. The gallery is located at 204 W. 123rd Street in Harlem.