Saturday, February 05, 2011 - Sunday, May 08, 2011
One of the nation’s great literary voices, Eudora Welty revealed the lives and struggles of the rural South, earning her a Pulitzer Prize and the title of First Lady of Southern Literature. Many Americans, however, are not familiar with her accomplishments as a photographer working for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression while traveling the state of Mississippi. Welty’s photography and her writing came from the same impulse to create a dramatic narrative, and the combination of her images and her prose develop a more complete view as the themes, genres, people, and places she knew comes into focus. Eudora Welty: Exposures and Reflections creates a tie between the two art forms, demonstrating the relationship of Welty’s regional literary works to scenes from her photographic catalogue, resulting in a provocative view of the Depression-era South.
This exhibit is included with general admission, and is free to Atlanta History Center members. For more information, please call 404.814.4000.