Andrew Moore: Blue Alabama

Andrew Moore: Blue Alabama

“Precious and rare are the images and essays about Alabama that I recognize as belonging to my home… Blue Alabama is different. This book is true to my home.” – Imani Perry, from the Preface

Andrew Moore’s new book, ‘Blue Alabama’, focuses on the American South, depicts the economic, social and cultural divisions that characterize the South and the love of history, tradition, and land that binds its citizens. Following upon in-depth explorations of the economically ravaged city of Detroit (2007 – 2009) and the mythic high plains region along the 100th Meridian (2011 – 2014), ‘Blue Alabama’ continues the artist’s investigation of “the inner empire” of the United States.

Andrew Moore photographs places in transition: Cuba, Detroit, the High Plains. In his latest project, he focuses on Alabama—a region with a complex relationship to the past. Spending four years in lower Alabama, Moore searched for what he called “that ‘deep history’ which resides in the humblest of settings.” And Alabama’s Black Belt—named for its fertile soil and deeply associated with the region’s African American culture—has that history.

https://issuu.com/damianiflip/docs/andrew_moore_blue_alabama_issuu_lr/6

Moore’s photographs of the Black Belt honor its complicated histories but depart from them, avoiding stereotypes and finding the hope, resilience, and creativity that animate this place. With the photographer acting “as a listener at history’s doorstep,” Blue Alabama offers a tender, surprising portrait of the South—a region marked by economic, social and cultural divisions, but also a love of history, tradition, and land.
The book includes a previously unpublished story by award-winning American novelist Madison Smartt Bell.
(via Artbook)

More info on https://www.damianieditore.com/

About the author

American photographer Andrew Moore (born 1957) is celebrated for his large-format photographs that document the effects of time and change.
Andrew Moore is best known for his portfolios on Cuba, Russia, Times Square, and Detroit. Moore’s work synthesizes the documentary style and traditions of fine art into multi-layered historical narratives.

His photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress amongst many other institutions.

https://andrewlmoore.com/

Hardcover: 160 pages
Publisher: Damiani (9/17/2019)
Language: English
Size: 13.75 x 10.75 inches
ISBN-13: 978-8862086547

American photographer Andrew Moore (born 1957) is celebrated for his large-format photographs that document the effects of time and change.
Andrew Moore is best known for his portfolios on Cuba, Russia, Times Square, and Detroit. Moore’s work synthesizes the documentary style and traditions of fine art into multi-layered historical narratives.
His photographs are held in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Yale University Art Gallery, the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, the George Eastman House and the Library of Congress amongst many other institutions.

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