In Remember the South, artist Frank Frances creates a contemporary re-imagining of colonialism through a fictional adaptation of elements used today that represent a potent past. Frances explores the frustrations of the nuanced variability of racism as well as their historical and current implications with a combination of photography and paper-cut collages. Elements of racism and stereotypes of the American South, including the use of blackface and other depictions of blackness, confederate symbolism, and crops including watermelon and cotton, are explored in meticulous assemblages, a kind of disturbing beauty that bears witness to inherited traumas that have yet to be fully realized. A visual narrative that is a nod to the systematic integration of a brutal history, Remember the South serves as an ode to the memory of a past that is still being experienced in the present.
Pernille recently photographed fashion designer Ulla Johnson’s Montauk home for Architectural Digest. View Pernille’s full portfolio here.
Michele worked on this recent campaign for CVS Epic Beauty Event. View more of Michele’s lovely work with cosmetics here.
Christopher recently worked on these fun images for Quiet Town’s new Kid’s Bath collection. Check out more of Christopher’s wonderful…