The Road

Unlike painters, all photographers drive – They’ve got to get to their subjects. 
– Walter Hopps, The Dream Colony

Richard McCabe, Motel, NC, Archival Pigment Print 2014

curated by Richard McCabe

Exhibition hangs May 15 – July 15, 2020

South x Southeast Gallery

Molena, Georgia

Deadline March 1st


The theme is not about just the automobile but how the automobile changed photography – Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Stephen Shore, Alec Soth. The first solo photography exhibition at MOMA in 1938 – Walker Evans – American Photographs – featured mainly images Evans made on the road – driving across the country with a camera.

The automobile changed the course of photography.

So photographing from the road, the automobile, summer, road trips, mobility, travel, roadside, freedom, vacation, memory –  want to stay away from nostalgia although really hard with the theme of the exhibition.

– Richard McCabe

Richard McCabe is a curator, photographer and writer based in New Orleans. He was born in England and grew up in the American South. In 1998, he received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University. Since 2010, he has been the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. He has organized and curated over thirty-five exhibitions including: Seeing Beyond the Ordinary, The Mythology of Florida, The Rising, Eudora Welty: Photographs from the 1930s – 40s, The Colourful South, Self-Processing: Instant Photography and New Southern Photography.
Richard McCabe’s photographs have been included in gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States including: Size Matters, Mobile Museum of Art, Mobile, Alabama, Instant Joy, AM Richard Fine Art Gallery, Brooklyn, New York, and Once Around The Sun, Boyd/Satellite Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana. In 2017, AINT – BAD press published LAND STAR, a monograph of McCabe’s photography.
McCabe’s thoughts and writings on photography have been published in the New York Times, Time, National Public Radio(NPR), Louisiana Cultural Vistas, Spot, The Bitter Southerner, AINT – BAD, and LENSCRATCH magazine. In 2018, McCabe contributed the introduction essay  – The Reality on the Ground for the University of New Orleans press publication: New Southern Photography: Images of the Twenty-first Century South. In 2019, McCabe wrote essays for three publications – Maury Gortetmiller – Do The Priest In Different Voices, published by AINT -BAD, Devin Lunsford – All The Place You’ve Got,  published by Cattywampus Press, and Issue 203, 2019 Vol. 1 – SOUTHERN for HotShoe Magazine.

Call Opens: February 1, 2019

Call Closes: March 1, 2020

Notifications by: March 15, 2020

Framed images due at South x Southeast Gallery: May 1, 2020

Exhibition hangs: May 15 – July 15, 2020

An Artist’s Weekend, Portfolio Reviews, and Opening Reception date will be announced later.


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Subject Line: The Road

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