SlowExposures, the big photography show in a little corner of the rural American South opens for its fifteenth season on Thursday, September 14th through Sunday, September 17th. Although Pike County, Georgia is only an hour from Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, visitors will encounter a rolling, verdant landscape where once, "Cotton was King". The show features work that captures the character and contradictions of the contemporary rural American South. To give context to the work, the shows are displayed in late 19th century historic buildings that dot the landscape.
Winner of The Governor's Award for Arts and Culture in 2014, the show has featured work from photographers from across the United States who enter images that portray this unique region. This year’s distinguished jurors, Arnika Dawkins of Atlanta and John N. Wall from South Carolina chose 76 images from over 800 that were entered this year. They will be on hand throughout the weekend to discuss their process in Sunday's Juror’s Talk and to present The Juror's Critique seminar on Saturday. In addition to the main show, there are several satellite shows and the PopUp Tour which will feature seven individual shows around the historic Courthouse Square in Zebulon.
The exhibits are open to the public for free during opening hours. Additional fee-based events are planned as well and feature leading professionals in the fine art photography field. The Saturday Supper takes place in the main exhibition area and is always a sell-out. For more information on times, locations, and tickets, please visit www.slowexposures.org.