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“Those little color snapshots”: William Christenberry

“Those little color snapshots”: William Christenberry i n T e Rv i e w .................... "Those little color snapshots" William Christenberry interviewed by William R. Ferris William Christenberry: "I'm fascinated by rural graveyards, where people will make the most wonderful objects out of necessity. If they can't afford to buy elaborate flower decorations, they will make things, in this case out of egg cartons." Grave, With Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama, 1975, vintage Kodak Brownie, 31/2 x 5, courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts. Above: Church, Sprott, Alabama, 1977, vintage Kodak Brownie, 31/2 x 5. Middle: Building with False Brick Siding, Warsaw, Alabama, 1974, vintage Kodak brownie, 31/2 x 5. Below: Building with False Brick Siding (as in earlier photograph directly above), Warsaw, Alabama, 1991, archival pigment print, 44 x 55, Edition of 9. Photographs by William Christenberry, courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts. illiam Christenberry, William Eggleston, and Walker Evans have defined southern photography just as profoundly as Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, and C. Vann Woodward shaped southern literature and history. Both groups are bound by their deep love for the American South and by their admiration for one another's work--an admiration that I share. Walker Evans first introduced me to Bill Christenberry's http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Southern Cultures University of North Carolina Press

“Those little color snapshots”: William Christenberry

Southern Cultures , Volume 17 (2) – May 27, 2011

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i n T e Rv i e w .................... "Those little color snapshots" William Christenberry interviewed by William R. Ferris William Christenberry: "I'm fascinated by rural graveyards, where people will make the most wonderful objects out of necessity. If they can't afford to buy elaborate flower decorations, they will make things, in this case out of egg cartons." Grave, With Egg Carton Cross, Hale County, Alabama, 1975, vintage Kodak Brownie, 31/2 x 5, courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts. Above: Church, Sprott, Alabama, 1977, vintage Kodak Brownie, 31/2 x 5. Middle: Building with False Brick Siding, Warsaw, Alabama, 1974, vintage Kodak brownie, 31/2 x 5. Below: Building with False Brick Siding (as in earlier photograph directly above), Warsaw, Alabama, 1991, archival pigment print, 44 x 55, Edition of 9. Photographs by William Christenberry, courtesy of Hemphill Fine Arts. illiam Christenberry, William Eggleston, and Walker Evans have defined southern photography just as profoundly as Cleanth Brooks, Robert Penn Warren, and C. Vann Woodward shaped southern literature and history. Both groups are bound by their deep love for the American South and by their admiration for one another's work--an admiration that I share. Walker Evans first introduced me to Bill Christenberry's

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Southern CulturesUniversity of North Carolina Press

Published: May 27, 2011

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