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American Studies

An article from Southern Cultures 17:2, The Photography Issue

Michael Carlebach

Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Imprint: The University of North Carolina Press
Published: 06/2011
Subject: History, Art | University of North Carolina
eBook ISBN: 9780807882436


So often we see photographs of a humorless South, but Michael Carlebach reminds us to smile at ourselves.This article appears in the Summer 2011 issue of Southern Cultures:The Photography Issue."Many years ago I concluded that for me truth and beauty, and perhaps wit and wisdom as well, are more likely to reside in what is ordinary and seemingly insignificant. This is, perhaps, a sideways look at America and American culture, but it is one that can produce moments that describe us all, but without makeup and bereft of a spokesperson."