Photographs by UA graduate student Celestia Morgan are featured in the new exhibition, Contemporary Alabama Photography, at the Mobile Museum of Art. Curated by Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, the exhibition shows the work of eleven emerging, mid-career and established Alabama photographers who interpret Alabama’s identity, culture and history in their images. Images from Morgan’s MA exhibition, Passage, were chosen by McCabe to be in the show, which runs through November 2017.
Morgan said that she is honored to have her work featured among such great photographers, who include Pinky Bass, April Dobbins, Michael Meads and Jerry Siegel, among others, and is intended to complement the concurrent exhibition, CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama. “It’s a unique experience, and I say this because I know so many other artists who could have represented Contemporary Alabama Photography in this exhibition.” Curator Richard McCade contacted Morgan to ask her to be in the exhibition. “This meant a lot to me. The fact that people are attracted visually and conceptually to my photographs makes me feel the work itself has accomplished what it was designed to do and my persistence is paying off. This year, I’m beginning to see my work develop a voice in the contemporary art world and people are listening, and this excites me.”
Also included in the exhibition is UA art alumna Jenny Fine. The Mobile Museum of Art’s concurrent exhibition on another UA art alumnus, CHRISTENBERRY: In Alabama, runs through June 4, 2017.
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