Curated Convesation

Saturday October 23

3:00 PM  –  4:00 PM

Curated Conversation with RaMell Ross and Scott Matthews
Saturday, October 23, 2021
3 PM
Patrick Taylor Library
Pre-registration required. Limited space available.

Join us as Curator of Photography, Richard McCabe, hosts exhibiting artist RaMell Ross and scholar Scott Matthews for a dynamic Curated Conversation. The discussion will explore the history of photography in Hale County Alabama from the early 20th century through Walker Evans and William Christenberry. Matthews and Ross will also speak to Ross’s place within the historical context of documentarians of Hale County and the American South.

RaMell Ross is a photographer, Filmmaker and Professor of Art at Brown University. In 2019, Ross’s Film Hale County This Morning, This Evening was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Film. Ross was included in the New Southern Photography exhibition at the Ogden Museum in 2018-19. Ross’s photographs – i-Home and Sleepy Church are included in the Ogden Museum’s permanent Collection. On September 25, 2021 – Ross’s solo exhibition – Spell, Time, Practice, American Body: The Work of RaMell Ross opens at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The exhibition will feature photographs from A South County, A Hale County series as well as site-specific video and sculptural installations.

Scott L. Matthews is a scholar, writer and assistant professor of History at Florida State College in Jacksonville, Florida. Mathews is the author of Capturing the South: Imaging America’s Most Documented Region published in 2018 by the University of North Carolina press.

Anyone 12 years of age and older must provide proof of at least one dose of an approved COVID vaccine or a negative PCR test within 72 hours to access.

We will accept original vaccine cards, the LA Wallet app or high-resolution photos of both sides of your vaccine card as proof of vaccination. Physical copies or a photo of a negative PCR test will also be accepted.

Masks and online ticket reservations are required for this event.
Reduced capacity is implemented.