First Day of Fall!
Today, we mark the Autumn Equinox with the photograph Red Building in Forest, Hale County, Alabama, by artist William Christenberry (1936-2016).
Since the early 1960s, William Christenberry has plumbed the regional identity of the American South, focusing his attention primarily on his childhood home, Hale County, Alabama. Widely recognized as a pioneer in the field of color photography, he drew inspiration from the work of Walker Evans, while paralleling the work of such international practitioners as Bernd and Hilla Becher.
Christenberry was a painter, photographer, sculptor, and teacher whose work is included in numerous public and private collections, including the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA; the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY; and the Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, GA.
William Christenberry, Red Building in Forest, Hale County, Alabama, 1983, printed 1985. Color photograph. Morris Museum of Art, Augusta, Georgia. Courtesy of the Estate of William Christneberry/Hemphill Fine Arts. #morrismuseumofart #augustaga #loveaugusta