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Book Presentation of “Down and Out in the South”, Naarden, May 18, 2013

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Dutch photo book publisher Ipso Facto (IF) is pleased to announce the release of Jan Banning’s latest photo book Down and Out in the South on May 18, 2013.
The book contains 42 portraits of homeless men and women from the southern United States. While not the first to photograph modern society’s outcasts, Banning’s approach is unusual. Eschewing caricaturizing depictions, Banning places his subjects in a studio setting without their stereotypical belongings, focusing instead on their individuality — on who they are rather than what they are commonly labeled.

“Rather than the expected treatment of a marginalized population, Banning takes a more artful approach… [He] builds their identity back up in his soulful portraits [and] confers a serenity on people who we normally try desperately not to contemplate.”
Felicia Feaster, Atlanta Celebrates Photography 2012 Festival Guide

Appended to the photo book is a “Giveaway Edition,” designed to create easy access to the photo project in public spaces and to raise questions about property. The book also contains a fiery introductory essay by the young Atlanta-based writer James Swift and an Artist’s Statement by Banning. Down and Out in the South is simultaneously launched as a digital edition (for iPad), with sound and video fragments. Customers can now purchase this iBook or download a free excerpt here.

Special Price till May 18, 2013:
Including shipping costs:
NL: EUR 30 – Europe: EUR 35 – USA: USD 46.71 – Australia: AUS 53.47
After May 18, 2013 (including shipping costs):
NL: EUR 35 – Europe: EUR 40 – USA: USD 53 – Australia: AUD 60

Book Presentation
You are welcome to attend the book presentation of “Down and Out in the South”, May 18, 2013 at 5.30 PM in de Grote Kerk, Sint Annastraat 5,  (1411 PE) Naarden, Netherlands. Here, you can also visit the exhibition (of 23 of the photos), which is part of the FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN 2013.
The book presentation is sponsored by


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EXHIBITION Down and Out in the South, opens tomorrow

Tomorrow is the opening of the exhibition Down and Out in the South in Atlanta, GA, USA. It is being exhibited as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP) Festival. Down and Out is being shown in two different events, beginning October 18, 2012.

The first is a public outdoor screening/digital projection of 42 homeless portraits beginning Thursday October 18, 2012 at Georgia State University’s Digital Education and Arts Lab (D.E.A.L.) located at One Park Place Northeast, #100, Atlanta, GA 30303. This is on the corner of Pryor Street and Edgewood Avenue at the SE corner of Woodruff Park. The digital projection will begin at approximately 5PM every evening beginning Oct 18, 2012 and run through through Oct 31, 2012.  This screening includes portraits of homeless men and women from Columbia, SC, Atlanta, GA, Vicksburg, MS and Greenville, MS.

Secondly, twenty portrait prints from Down and Out in the South, will be exhibited at Big House Gallery located at 211 Peter Street, SW, Atlanta, GA as part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s festival. This exhibition also begins October 18, 2012.

There will be an Artists Reception on Thursday, Oct 18, 2012, from 6:30pm – 8:30pm, at Big House Gallery, 211 Peter Street, SW, Atlanta, GA, USA. The details for both of these events can be found here: http://festivalguide.acpinfo.org/listings/view/1181

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