A number of pictures from Chicago-based photographer Judson Womack. Womack obtained his BFA in Artwork from Davidson School in 2018 and is at present engaged on his MFA in Pictures from Columbia School Chicago. Knowledgeable by his upbringing in Jackson, Mississippi, Womack’s work explores the conceptions (and misconceptions) of the modern Deep South and its advanced relationship to the bigger American consciousness. “Lay Us Down” chronicles the convergence of two trajectories — one private and the opposite political. Shortly after his Grandmother’s one hundredth birthday, 1,000 Jackson youngsters recognized with lead poisoning sued the town for many years of negligence. Womack’s household embarks on a journey to bury his grandmother within the Mississippi Delta “amidst a humanitarian disaster born from traditions of environmental racism”:
“These pictures type a meditation on adherence and mortality in a spot the place adherence would possibly signify an act in opposition to at least one’s personal wellbeing; just like the Southern traditions my grandmother practiced that I too have been socialized to carry shut; that inevitably laid the foundations for well being dangers her youngsters and their youngsters should now cope with every day.”
See extra pictures from “Lay Us Down” beneath.