Southward - south looks at photo-historically familiar terrain. The book focuses on the region where, in the summer of 1936, James Agee and Walker Evans met the three sharecroppers whose families they portrayed for their project "Let Us Now Praise Famous Men". Bettina Lockemann's photographs focus on landscapes and people, places of life and work as well as local economic and social contexts. In addition, there are thematic complexes of historical facts such as slavery, the cotton economy and the Civil Rights Movement. These experience an extension into the present around the discourse of dismantled Southern monuments. The photographs are accompanied by short texts that tell short stories, describe the photographer's personal approach and classify places and people.
Bettina Lockemann, *1971 in Berlin, Germany. Lives and works in Berlin.