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Clth, 9.5 x 11 in. / 160 pgs / illustrated throughout.

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Catalog: FALL 2015 p. 22   

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Gillian Laub: Southern Rites


Featured image, "Couples arriving at the integrated prom, 2011", is reproduced from <I>Southern Rites</I>.Southern Rites is an original and provocative 12-year visual study of one community's struggle to confront longstanding issues of race and equality.

In May 2009, the New York Times Magazine published a photo-essay by Gillian Laub entitled "A Prom Divided," which documented Georgia's Montgomery County High School's racially segregated prom rituals. Laub's photographs ignited a firestorm of national outrage and led the community to finally integrate. One year later, there was newfound hope--a historic campaign to elect the county's first African American sheriff. But the murder of a young black man--portrayed in Laub's earlier prom series--by a white town patriarch reopened old wounds.

Through her intimate portraits and firsthand testimony, Laub reveals in vivid color the horror and humanity of these complex, intertwined narratives. The photographer's inimitable sensibility--it is the essence and emotional truth of the singular person in front of her lens that matters most--ensures that, however elevated the ideas and themes may be, her pictures remain studies of individuals; a chronicle of their courage in the face of injustice, of their suffering and redemption, possessing an unsettling power.

Gillian Laub (born 1975) crafts striking personal portraits, whether she is photographing her own family in Mamaroneck, New York, or victims of violence in the Middle East. In May 2015, the documentary Southern Rites--Laub's directorial debut--will premiere on HBO, examining the aftermath of the publication of Laub's photographs of Montgomery County and her own role in the events.

Featured image, "Couples arriving at the integrated prom, 2011", is reproduced from Southern Rites.

PRAISE AND REVIEWS

Slate

David Rosenberg

Southern Rites...explores racial issues and tension that are deeply rooted in the area.

Refinery29

Hayley MacMillen

Laub was able to photograph the 2011 and 2012 integrated proms at Montgomery County High, and the photos... trace the evolution of the iconic high school event in this corner of the South.

Brooklyn Rail

Hilary Reid

In Southern Rites, Laub has perceptively and empathetically portrayed the individuals behind the events in Mount Vernon. In turn, our understanding of these events becomes nuanced in a way that may be useful when considering the larger, enduring problem of racism in the U.S. Southern Rites isan important and timely documentary, demanding the viewer to look and listen in a way that lingers long after the gowns, tuxes, and corsages have been put away.

Hyperallergic

Laura Mallonee

Laubís work also proffers a tantalizing hope: that through such American high schoolers, bedazzled in sequins and satin and dancing at their only recently integrated prom, true societal transformation and justice may come.

The Midwest Bookreview

James A. Cox

Powerful images augmented with an informative and inherently fascinating commentary make "Gillian Laub: Southern Rites" a critically important contribution...Indeed, "Gillian Laub: Southern Rites" could well serve as a template for similar photographic studies of other American communities and social issues.

bostonglobe.com

Jan Gardner

Laubís intimate portraits...speak to pride, suffering, anger, and love.

Tablet

Elisa Albert

In addition to showcasing her nuanced photographs, [Southern Rites] uses artifacts, letters, transcripts, and narrative to further illuminate the story of a community rife with injustice, complicity, and occasionally some hope as well.

Smithsonian.com

Molly Roberts

Laubís portraits of the people she met and the stories they told is an eye-opener for our ďpost-racialí society and the dimension this recounting brings to the conversation is nuanced and real.

BuzzFeed

Pia Peterson

[In Gillian Laub: Southern Rites], a look at one school's segregated prom...bec[omes] so much more as the nation looks to Georgia

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CORY REYNOLDS | DATE 5/18/2015

Gillian Laub's 'Southern Rites' debuts on HBO tonight

Gillian Laub's 'Southern Rites' debuts on HBO tonight

Tonight at 9PM, HBO debuts Southern Rites, Gillian Laub's film documenting one community's struggle to confront longstanding issues of race and equality. Produced by Grammy, Oscar, and Golden GlobeĖwinning musician John Legend, Southern Rites is based on Laub's forthcoming photo book, published by Damiani.
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