Since 2003, fine art photographers and photography lovers from across the United States gather in Pike County, Georgia for SlowExposures. It’s the annual juried exhibition that celebrates the rural American South—in the rural South. Although Pike County is only an hour from Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where, once, “Cotton was King”. To add context to the images, the work is displayed in late nineteenth-century buildings on the National Register of Historic Places. This “sense of place” makes for an experience filled with shared, serendipitous moments where the energy is infectious and the conversations, thought-provoking.
This year, we’re calling our fourteenth show “Four Slow Days”—September 15 – 18. Four days of exhibitions and events that will feature a diverse exchange of views of this most intriguing region. We’re pleased to welcome David Carol from NYC and Eliot Dudik from Williamsburg, VA, as our esteemed jurors for this year’s SlowExposures Exhibition. Visitors can view the main show at Stricklands in Concord, as well as our Paul Conlan Award Show “Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea”, featuring work by Pulitzer Prize- winning documentary and fine art photographer, Preston Gannaway. Afterwards, stop by the Whiskey Bonding Barn to see “Southern Icons, A to Z”, curated by Rob McDonald, Donna Rosser, and Meryl Truett. Make sure you stop by our PopUp shows, juried by John Bennett of New York City. Our satellite “Pop-Up” shows will be exhibited in re-purposed barns, tenant houses, and 19th century commercial buildings. For a nominal fee, “passports” will be available that will entitle the bearer to enter a drawing for prints at The Do Good Dinner on Saturday night. Stop by A Novel Experience to see “Southern Vernacular”, photography by Don Norris, who hails from Hattiesburg, MS. Sunday’s events include the Juror’s Talk and J.A.M. where artists, jurors, and the public enjoy informal, lively conversation in front of the hanging work at the Main Exhibition. Check out our schedule to plan your visits and make the most of your time at SlowExposures 2016.
Come and experience the rural South and our memorable hospitality. This year, we are pleased to announce more lodging opportunities than ever before—stay tuned for your chance to reside at “SlowPark”—a veritable circle-the-RVs encampment under the stars in Pike County. For more on events, check back as we add to our schedule!