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In Issue 121, contributors explore the possibilities of the South’s bodies—physical, political, and spiritual—and find joy and purpose across a range of media.

All photos © Ron Jude

Institutional Learning

Artist: Ron Jude

Project: Nausea

Description: Photographed by Ron Jude from 1990-1992, Nausea is set in public schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Atlanta, Georgia. Named for Sartre’s 1938 existentialist novel, these photographs make us “conscious of the perils of our own gaze, and the uncertainty inherent in the act of looking.” Ultimately, Jude uses these mundane scenes and objects as “a means to explore the limitations of narrative photography and consciousness.”

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..

Ron Jude

Ron Jude is a photographer and educator based in Eugene, Oregon. He has exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Daugeu Cultural Center, South Korea; and Proekt_Fabrika, Moscow, among others. He is the co-founder of A-Jump Books, and has three books published by MACK.