January 18, 2018

In Flux

By Devin Lunsford

Artist: Devin Lunsford

Project: All the Place You’ve Got

Description: Devin Lunsford’s All the Place You’ve Got documents the changing landscape along Corridor X, “a newly completed interstate project that connects Birmingham to Memphis through a once-remote part of northwest Alabama populated by desolate towns and shuttered coal mines.” Lunsford’s photos, whether they’re of verdant, uninhabited spaces or the roadside signs, parking lots, and stray smokestacks that mark the edges of industrialization, have about them an aura of melancholy. They’re tinged with the slight remove of someone who is “both inhabitant and outsider” trying to understand himself, and the “complex economic, ecological, and social histories of [a] place in flux.”

View the embedded image gallery online at:
https://www.oxfordamerican.org/item/1399-in-flux#sigProId6f0c7637ab


Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..