William Christenberry: Southern Man.

If you’re a fan of William Eggleston, my guess is you’re going to like William Christenberry’s photographs.

They feature images of decaying buildings and signs in and around Hale County, Alabama, which was also the place where Walker Evans took his pictures of dirt-poor farming families during the Great depression.

Indeed Evans accompanied Christenberry on one of his trips to the county in 1973, the only time he ever returned to the area since 1936.

The images that Christenberry takes with a large format camera have a quiet beauty to them and speak of the inevitable passing of time and it’s ability to slowly take away the familiar objects of our youth.

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