Wednesday October 12, 2016 08:00 PM EDT
From the venue:Baldwin Leeâ€™s photography of the South, like the region itself, has gone largely unknown over the past 30 years. A former student of Great Depression-era photojournalist Walker Evans, Lee used a large-format wooden camera to highlight poverty with a humanizing eye for the series Black Americans in the South, like in â€œAlan and Friend, Vicksberg, MS 1983â€ above. He immersed himself in small towns like Augusta, Georgia where he discovered walking was key to â€œencountering interesting people and situations,â€ as he writes in In Consideration of Photographing in the South. For this exhibition of his work at MOCA GA, in conjunction with the Do Good Fund, Lee will be joined by Georgia-based photographer Mark Steinmetz for an artist talk.