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ANTEBELLUM: GILLES MORA. University of Texas Press, Austin, 2016. Published in association with Editions Lamaindonne, Marcillac-Vallon. 176 pp. with 127 ills. 27 x 25 cm. ISBN 9781477311844 In English.
Publisher's description: In 1972, Gilles Mora and his wife Fran‡oise left France to teach the French language in public schools in Louisiana. At the time, he knew nothing about photography. Fascinated by the Deep South, however, Mora soon started a photographic project on its culture. Greatly influenced by artists such as Walker Evans, Ben Shahn, Eudora Welty, and Clarence John Laughlin; playing music with some of the major figures of the rockabilly scene, including Carl Perkins; and infused with the sensuality of the South, Mora produced a unique body of pictures over more than twenty years. Rarely exhibited or published, the images in Antebellum present a kind of travelogue, a photographic recording of Mora's personal mythologies, which evoke the disappearing world of the Deep South.
Artist(s):Mora, Gilles
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 71
Worldwide Number: 173744
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