Picturing the South: 25 Years

 

Picturing the South: 25 Years

 

Murphy, North Carolina


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Object Details


Artist/Maker

Alec Soth, American, born 1969

Date

2006

Medium

Pigmented inkjet print

Dimensions

30 x 36 inches

Credit

Commissioned with funds from Photo Forum and the Friends of Photography

Accession #

2009.20

Image Copyright

© Alec Soth / Magnum Photos.

Description

“While in Atlanta, I’d been reminded of the Olympic Park Bomber, Eric Rudolph. He’s of course a despicable character, but there was something strangely attractive about his life as a fugitive. He spent five years hiding out, mostly in the woods. Something about this story evoked, for me, the romantic notion of escape. Crusoe and Huck Finn come to mind. So, on a whim, I visited the area where Rudolph hid out. [This picture] was taken behind a Save-O-Lot store in Murphy, NC where Rudolph was arrested.” —Alec Soth