Wednesday, June 13, 2007
Vicksburg Photographer has new book.
Vicksburg's Melody Golding has brought us several of her photos from her exhibition: 'Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember' which opened at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, DC, March-May 2007. More than Fifty sepia toned silver gelatin prints and unique large imbue prints were exhibited along with hours of black and white streaming video Melody has taken spanning from September 2005 to August 2006. This comprehensive exhibition and unique photographic journal, with its stunning sepia photographs of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina forms the basis of the book entitled 'Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember' published by the University Press of Mississippi in May 2007. Included are essays by noted authors Ellen Gilchrist and Mary Anderson Pickard. This book will join Melody's photographs of the storm's aftermath with the stories and reflections of those who lived through it. A compelling component of this exhibit is the interspersed text of poignant phrases drawn from the book. A solo exhibit of Melody's work, "Stark Exposures: Images of Katrina", opened at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art on June 1 and continued through August 16, 2006. This was the first exhibit about Hurricane Katrina on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Visit Melody's website to see more images and learn more about her and her work.