Jared Ragland + Cary Norton: Where You Come From Is Gone
May 2 - September 6, 2020
In May of 2020, the Museum is honored to host the exhibition Where You Come From is Gone, by photographers Jared Ragland and Cary Norton. This exhibition explores the importance of place, the passage of time, and the political dimensions of remembrance through the historical wet-plate collodion photographic process. The series was first created on the eve of Alabama’s bicentennial as Ragland and Norton’s large scale images seek to make known a history that has largely been eliminated and make visible the erasure that occurred in the American South between Hernando DeSoto’s first exploitation of native peoples in the 16th century and Andrew Jackson’s Indian Removal Act 300 years later.