Thursday, October 23, 2008

Chris Osburn Photography Exhibition, Summer 2009, Leeds College of Art & Design


















I've been champing at the bits to announce the following news: I am to exhibit a series of photographs at Leeds College of Art & Design from 29th June - 11th September.

For the exhibition, I will travel to my hometown of Chickamauga, Georgia (and the general nearby environs of Chattanooga, Tennessee) to shoot pics which depict the area’s transition from agrarian roots to the commodity/service industry culture of today. Hopefully, I will be able to capture these dynamics within the context of the sucky economy and the presidential election.

I look forward to the opportunity to document these changes and to take advantage of any chances to photographically gawk at rednecks. I have a love/hate relationship with the corner of the world where I was brought up; this exhibition should provide me with an excellent channel for examining my relationship with my home culture and heritage.

Essentially, I plan to head over at Christmas and stay on through most of January. I’m sure I’ll blog heaps about the experience whether via this blog, my travel blog, one of my mobile blogs (tikichris to go, tikichris mobile portrait blog) or perhaps even a blog specifically created to chronicle the expedition down south and my show up in Leeds. Blog, blog, blog, blog, blog, blog, blog. Oh yeah, I’ll probably tweet a whole hell of a lot about it too.

6 comments:

Francine said...

Congratulations on the exhibit! I can't wait to see the photos.

Tiki Chris said...

Thanks Francine!

amethyst said...

Brilliant, Chris! I'll have to take a trip 'oop' North, then...

Tiki Chris said...

amethyst! Thanks for the kind words. I'll keep ya posted.

lothiane said...

Hi, just found your blog after a search for photos from Chickamauga. Planning a trip there in September, where I'll visit the festival together with my son who's a civil war buff. :)

Nice to see some photos as I'm trying to learn a bit before our visit.

Best wishes from Oslo, Norway

Tiki Chris said...

lothiane,

Thanks! Make sure to check out http://tikichris.wordpress.com for more current content from me.

Have fun in Chickamauga and please keep me posted on your trip.

Chris

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