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Guide to the Shane Lavalette photographs, 2010-2011

Summary

The 25 photographs in this collection belong to a body of work entitled One Sun, One Shadow, which was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for the 2012 exhibition Picturing the South. They were all taken in the American South from 2010 to 2011, and explore Lavalette's connection to the South through landscapes, people, and music traditions. Though the majority of the 20x24 inch inkjet prints are in color, there are also five black-and-white prints. Titles for each print were assigned by the photographer. Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

Collection Details

Collection Number
RL.11368
Title
Shane Lavalette photographs
Date
2010-2011
Creator
Lavalette, Shane, 1987-
Extent
1.5 Linear Feet, 1 flat box
Repository
David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
Language
Materials are in English.

Collection Overview

Content Description

The 25 photographs in this collection belong to a body of work entitled One Sun, One Shadow, which was commissioned by the High Museum of Art in Atlanta for the 2012 exhibition Picturing the South. They were all taken in the American South from 2010 to 2011, and explore Lavalette's connection to the South through landscapes, people, and music traditions. Most were taken outdoors, but there are a few interior shots.

Though the majority of the 20x24 inch inkjet prints are in color, there are also five black-and-white prints. Titles for each print were created by the photographer.

In addition to Lavalette's photographic body of work, the Rubenstein Library also holds copies of the companion photo book, One Sun, One Shadow. The images are also available to view through the photographer's website.

Acquired as part of the Archive of Documentary Arts at Duke University.

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How to Cite

[Identification of item], Shane Lavalette photographs, David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Duke University.

Contents of the Collection

1. One Sun, One Shadow, 2010-2011

25 prints, 1 box, Inkjet prints, 20x24 inches

Prints are arranged in the original order as assigned by the photographer. Each one has the print number, title, and date written on the back.

Kaylyn swinging, 2010
Box 1
Hanging tree, 2011
Box 1
Spirit bottles, 2011
Box 1
Tommy's bed, 2010
Box 1
Praying hands, 2011
Box 1
Birds in flight, 2010
Box 1
Tracks, 2010
Box 1
Ground zero, 2010
Box 1
Rev. Dennis's Bible Castle to God, 2010
Box 1
Looking at the sun, 2011
Box 1
White bread, 2010
Box 1
Storm, 2010
Box 1
We're all gonna die, 2011
Box 1
Montre, 2010
Box 1
Will with banjo, 2011
Box 1
Athens morning, 2011
Box 1
Natural burn, 2011
Box 1
Natural burn (II), 2011
Box 1
Spit in the swamp, 2010
Box 1
Ashley at Ben Burton, 2011
Box 1
Chattanooga, 2011
Box 1
Binoculars, 2011
Box 1
Church, 2010
Box 1
Sun Studios, 2010
Box 1
Secret Squirrel, 2011
Box 1
 

Historical Note

Shane Lavalette (b. 1987, Burlington, VT) is an American photographer, the founding publisher/editor of Lavalette, an independent press, and the director of Light Work, a non-profit organization supporting photographers and artists in related media. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

Lavalette's photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Musée de l'Elysée, Paris, in addition to works held in private and public collections. In 2016, a solo exhibition of the photographs in this collection, One Sun, One Shadow was presented at Robert Morat Galerie in Hamburg, Germany.

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Provenance

The Shane Lavalette photographs were received by the David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library as a purchase in 2016.

Processing Information

Processed and encoded by Paula Jeannet, January 2017.

Accession represented in this collection guide: 2016-0327.

Other Notes

Inkjet prints are particularly vulnerable to moisture and other substances. Please handle print with gloves and refrain from touching the image surface.