SlowExposures is proud to present Brandon Thibodeaux’s exhibit “In That Land of Perfect Day”
Stricklands in Concord, September 20 – 23
Brandon Thibodeaux was the SlowExposures 2017 Paul Conlan Prize winner for his First Place image “Choo Choo and his Bible”. Please join us for an exhibit of Brandon’s well-received work. One of our 2018 Jurors, Aline Smithson, made the following comment on Lenscratch: ” I have always appreciated his gentle nature that cherishes what is in front of his lens, bringing a level of humanity and reverence to his photographs and to his subjects. He also conducts his own photographic practices with that same level of grace and dignity.”
Brandon Thibodeaux is a member of the New York-based photography collective MJR. His career in photography began at a small daily newspaper in southeast Texas while studying photography at Lamar University in Beaumont, TX, under Keith Carter. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Photojournalism from the University of North Texas with a specialization in International Development.
He currently resides in Dallas, TX, where he works for clients like Shell Oil International, Smithsonian Magazine, Mother Jones, Monocle, FT Weekend Magazine, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among others, and is also a guest instructor with the Santa Fe and Maine Media Workshops.
His work in the Mississippi Delta entitled, When Morning Comes, has been recognized by American Photo Magazine, PDN, New York Times Lens Blog, Time.com, and is internationally exhibited in galleries and museums. The Brooklyn-based publishing company, Red Hook Editions, published his work from When Morning Comes in October 2017 under the title, In That Land of Perfect Day. Works from this series are included in the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, the Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, and in the southern photography collection, The Do Good Fund, Inc.
In 2009 he joined the ranks of the Getty Reportage Emerging Talent. In 2012 The Oxford American listed him as being one of their 100 Under 100 New Superstars of Southern Art, and in 2013 his work in the Mississippi Delta was award the Critical Mass Top 50 Solo Show Award. He is the 2014 Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography recipient and 2016 Palm Springs Portfolio Review Prize winner.