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from Chris Curry!
"This year, Alexa Dillworth from the Center for Documentary Photography at Duke and Aline Smithson from L.A. chose seventy images that will hang in the 1895 R.F. Strickland Building in Concord. The wood floor creaks and dust motes from one hundred years of groceries, dry goods, cotton filter through the late afternoon sun. This setting provides a unique context for the work—standing in front of an image, the visitor hears the cadences of an elderly man reminiscing about picking cotton. People resonate with images of food, red clay, and dogs. The changing relationship with the land echoes in pictures of scalded subdivision tracts, abandoned farms, and small town industry. The profits from the show go to help preserve historic buildings in the county—this year's beneficiary is the 1870 Whiskey Bonding Barn that is, like all the venues, on the National Register of Historic Places."