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A Photographer’s View of the South

“Everybody says in the South, you can stand on the soil and feel things,” says the photographer William Abranowicz, “because America’s memory is in the soil.” Before he began photographing historic Southern places for his new book, This Far and No Further, Abranowicz studied archival images from the famed photographer Walker Evans, and then was stirred by the similarities between many of those midcentury pictures and what he saw through his own lens. Here, as a preview of the book, which catalogs sites that were important during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s, Abranowicz shares a selection of images he captured throughout the South.

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