Artist: Shane Lavalette
Project: One Sun, One Shadow
Description: In 2012, the High Museum of Art in Atlanta commissioned Shane Lavalette to create a new series of photographs for the exhibit “Picturing the South.” Lavalette’s highly anticipated monograph, One Sun, One Shadow, released in November from the artist’s own imprint, is an extension of this body of work. Native to the Northeast, Lavalette developed his intimacy with the South primarily through the region’s traditional music, including old time, blues, and gospel. The themes and stories passed down in these songs became Lavalette’s natural entry point for this project.