A native New Yorker, Doris Ulmann traveled through the American South from Appalachia and the Sea Islands of South Carolina to the deep South and New Orleans. Along the way, she photographed the landscape, both natural and built, and made dignified portraits of the region’s people. Her work is closely associated with the pictorialist and the social realism movements of the early 20th century.
Photographing with a large cumbersome camera, she made lush and dreamy portraits of craftsmen, musicians and other tradespeople throughout the South. This exhibition will feature photographs loaned by A Gallery for Fine Photography, Joshua Mann Pailet, Jessica Lange and Roger H. Ogden.