Details

Title

Building, Hale County, Alabama

Artist/Maker

William Christenberry (American, 1936–2016)

Date

1967–2000, printed 2001

Medium

Dye coupler print

Dimensions

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Credit

Purchase with funds from Photo Forum

Accession #

2001.20.8

On View

Currently not on view

This series of a building in Greensboro stands out among Christenberry’s work due to its clear depiction of time’s cyclical nature. The character of the structure changes so completely from general store to juke joint over the years that it is at first difficult to recognize that the photographs document the same building. With each new name, fresh coat of paint, and architectural modification, the building reflects the surrounding community’s changing economics, culture, and politics through times of decline and rebirth.

Image Copyright

© (c) William Christenberry

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