Current Location:
Shelf H8 (CS1) -> Box 422
Location Notes:
IDC; Compressed Shelving Unit #1; Section H; Shelf H8; Box 422

Trailer Home Near Milledgeville, Georgia

Artwork
Medium:
Photographic Print
Date:
1982
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 11" Width: 14"
Description:
A black and white photo of a trailer home in a patchy grass field. There is a tree to the right of the home and a birdbath a far distance in front of the trailer home from the viewers perspective.
Historical Context:
Douglas Gilbert’s Shadowlands collection was created in 1982 in Milledgeville, Georgia for the purpose of accompanying Harold Fickett’s book, “Flannery O’Connor: Images of Grace”, detailing the life of the American novelist, essayist and short story writer. In 1965, Gilbert had traveled through Georgia and Alabama on an assignment from LOOK magazine to capture elements of the civil rights movement, and this experience influenced his work later while working with Fickett. While he separates his emotion from projecting them onto Flannery O’Connor’s characters, he admits that he was capturing the intensity and menacing climate of the South at the time and interacting with it through his photography.