Nell Dickerson signs GONE: A Photographic Plea for Preservation (at Southside Gallery)

Thursday, June 2, 2011 - 6:00pm

This event will be held at Southside Gallery for the opening of Nell Dickerson's new show. 

Photographer and architect Nell Dickerson began her exploration of antebellum homesteads with encouragement from her cousin-in-law, renowned Civil War historian and novelist Shelby Foote. Her passion for forgotten and neglected buildings became a plea for preservation.

Gone is a unique pairing of modern photographs and historical novella. Foote offers a heartbreaking look at one man's loss as Union troops burn his home in the last days of the Civil War. Dickerson shares fascinating and haunting photographs, shining a poignant light on the buildings which survived Sherman's burning rampage across the Confederacy, only to fall victim to neglect, apathy and poverty.

GONE is a powerfully moving volume that will change how you see the forgotten buildings that hide in obscurity across the Southern landscape.


Event address: 
160 Courthouse Sq
38655-3914 Oxford