Brooke White – “The New South Project: The Evolution of an Idea”
Brooke White is both a practicing artist and educator specializing in photography and video art. She received her M.F.A. from Cornell University and B.F.A from Alfred University, School of Art & Design. White has exhibited her photographs and videos nationally and internationally including the Hammer Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. She was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in India and is a recipient of numerous Mississippi Arts Council Individual artist grants. Her work has been published in Aint Bad Magazine and the Oxford American and is included in the Do Good Fund collection.
This talk will focus on the evolution of the New South Project beginning with White’s move to the Mississippi Delta in 2004. For over a decade Brooke White has lived and photographed throughout the global south investigating how water, oil, expansion and agriculture, have come to shape people’s relationship to place and its effect on identity. This decade long photographic project focuses on making transnational comparisons in regions throughout the Global South to connect local and regional landscapes to international ones, emphasizing the interconnectedness of them.