Photographer Rahim Fortune will take the stage in a conversation about his work on view in A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845. Gregory Harris, Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography, will talk with Fortune about his creative practice and what’s next for the artist. Fortune will sign exhibition catalogues following the conversation.
About the Speakers
Rahim Fortune (born 1994, Texas) is a photographer who lives and works between Austin, Texas, and Brooklyn, New York. Focusing on the narratives of individual families and communities, Fortune explores shifting geographies of migration and resettlement and the way that these histories are written on the landscapes of Texas and the American South. His work has been featured in exhibitions worldwide and is included in collections at several institutions including the High Museum of Art, LUMA Arles, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
Gregory Harris is the Donald and Marilyn Keough Family Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art. He is a specialist in contemporary photography with a particular interest in documentary practice. Since joining the High in 2016, Harris has curated over a dozen exhibitions including A Long Arc: Photography and the American South since 1845, Evelyn Hofer: Eyes on the City, and Look Again: 40 Years of Collecting Photographs, as well as solo shows with Thomas Struth, Paul Graham, and Amy Elkins. He has also contributed essays to monographs by Matthew Brandt, Paul D’Amato, Amy Elkins, Jill Frank, and the Metabolic Studio. He holds a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MA in art history from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
The exhibition catalogue is co-published by the High Museum of Art and Aperture. Rahim Fortune will sign exhibition catalogues following the conversation.
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