Amanda Greene’s Memphis Point

Amanda Greene
Memphis Point
19×28, framed, edition 1/5, signed on verso

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Amanda Greene’s photograph balances the forgetten and the renewed. Her observation of this scene, use of yellow to soften and enliven, is an incredible Southern moment; anyone who’s driven through the South knows the emotions this photograph creates.


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This image was taken while I was on my way driving to Memphis to see William Eggleston. I had managed to convince a friend of his to take me to visit him so I went to Memphis just for this occasion. This sign was along the roadside somewhere in Mississippi, the only sign of this kind that I have seen that was yellow.

Amanda Greene grew up in Atlanta, GA and then traveled west to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. She lived in the Los Angeles area for 17 years before returning “home” to Atlanta in 2010.

Since returning to the south, Greene has been using photography to explore ideas of time and history, revisiting places familiar from her early life. Her work is a broad celebration of color, natural and man made, and it’s place in the southern rural landscape and daily life.

Greene’s work has been published in The New York Times, The Oxford American, Garden & Gun Magazine, Buzzfeed, Outside Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Paper Magazine, and featured on The Bitter Southerner, The New York Times LENS blog and The Oxford American’s Eyes On the South. Clients include Synovus Bank, Phoebe Health, Guardian Pharmacy, Regions Bank, Digitas, The Varsity, NPR, and Turner Broadcasting.