Anderson Scott, advisory board member for Slow, has recently published a new book, Whistling Dixie, a photographic documentary of “latter-day Confederates at a series of reenactments” throughout the Southeast. From the publisher:
Scott captures these latter-day Confederates at a series of reenactments in the years leading up to the 2011 sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Always maintaining the perspective of a keen and sometimes ambivalent observer, Scott’s photographs convey the earnestness and enthusiasm of this subculture while exposing its idiosyncrasies and contradictions.
“Thank God”, 2004 3rd Place WinnerScott’s photographs span the southern countryside, documenting reenactments in Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, Florida, and the Carolinas as well as living histories and Confederate Memorial Days. An essay by Scott, describing his experience at a reenactment of the Battle of Selma, and a cultural essay by J. Mills Thornton, professor emeritus University of Michigan, provide context for the photographs and the subculture of their subjects.
Andy has been juried into Slow Exposures several times, winning first, second, and third prizes in 2005, 2007, and 2004, respectively.