Teacher Resource

A Long Arc Teacher Resource

The South has occupied an uneasy place in the history of photography as both an example of regional exceptionalism and as the crucible from which American identity has been forged. As the first major survey of Southern photography in twenty-five years, this exhibition examines that complicated history and reveals the South’s critical impact on the evolution of the medium, posing timely questions about American culture and character.

Educators are encouraged to use these key images and lesson resources before or after their students’ visit to the High Museum to facilitate further learning and discussion.