Mile Marker 457 | Geraldine Pontius | $175

Capturing the world before her though a camera lens since childhood, Geraldine Pontius prefers street photography to any other genre. Here, in the Paris garden, she saw, across two brows at the same instant, in perfect harmony, the portrait of a thought. Her work can be found at www.geraldinepontius.com.

She now lives in Baltimore, MD and shoots film street photography as often as she can.

 

I shot this view looking south from about Canal Street at Mile Marker 457 on the elevated west side highway, in about 1975. What caught my eye was the sand blowing on what would become the site of Battery Park City, in the distance there’s the Statue of Liberty, and the lower right corner one lone figure in the foreground at the water’s edge. At the same time, the image is both serene and surreal. The clouds reflected in the Twin Towers with the single point perspective made this image into a more emotional work than an average cityscape would be for me. The framed image is about 8” x 10”

Dune Path | Marty Bohn | $85

“Marty”, a resident of the Miller Beach section of Gary, IN, loves the beauty of the local environment. In all seasons of the year, one sees Marty with her camera hiking in the Indiana dunes.  She aims to capture the uniqueness of the interplay of light with wildlife and landscape.  She has exhibited her photography locally and nationally in Lubbock TX, Chicago, IL, Evanston IL and Santa Fe, NM. and has received numerous awards for her photos.   She is self-taught, having begun photography at the age of 10. She is a founding member of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District. Marty is Professor Emerita of Northwestern University. Before retiring, she was Director of the Neurobiology Program at Lurie Children’s Memorial Research Center and managed a research program focused on developing new gene therapies for Parkinson’s disease. She now spends most of her time on photography, gardening and traveling. She has enjoyed photography in over 80 countries and all 7 continents.

 

 

Everything Old is New | Joan Lederer | $150 framed, $75 unframed

Through photography I am trying to uncover the inner truths of others and myself. Sounds pretentious but the more I work the more I realize that is my search.
I am most attracted to street photography and environmental portraiture as that often depicts people without as many masks.
My goal is for the photographs to both reverberate with the viewer and still be somewhat mysterious.

South X Southeast PhotoGallery B&B

 

Located one hour south of Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport South x Southeast PhotoGallery and BnB sits on a 30-acre, 4th generation farm outside the small town of Molena. Not only does the 1930 barn serve as a photogallery for emerging and established fine art photographers, it is also a B&B loved by many guests! Come stay with us in the quiet countryside and enjoy fine art, walks in the woods, a fireplace out back and an upstairs loft with a view of the fields and farm.

 

 

 

 

The upstairs loft is our guest quarters with a double bed, seating, and a writing table. A queen-sized air mattress is available for the 3rd guest.

 

The back of the loft has big, comfy lounge chairs with ottomans, and overlooks the five acre field backed by 30+ acres of woodlands. The original tin roof and rafters serve as the upstairs ceiling with a new tin roof over that – it’s the one vacation spot where you’ll hope it rains while you’re here! There are books, magazines, and board games available, along with lots of quiet space in which to enjoy them.

 

Downstairs is your kitchen complete with microwave oven, toaster oven, hot plate, full refrigerator, coffee and tea accompaniments. There is a bar where you may sit and enjoy your meals, or you’re welcome to use the long table in the gallery space. An extra large bathroom with a camp shower completes the downstairs.

 

Downstairs also houses the photo gallery, with exhibitions changing every 6-8 weeks.

 

And there is also a small wood-burning stove if you prefer wood to central heat.

 

 

The breezeway entrance was originally where my grandfather kept his tractor. But now it’s our screened porch dining and relaxing area. The big daybed is a great place to fall asleep reading a book or to curl up in the evenings with a glass of wine. The dining table seats 8 and offers you a space to spread out for dinners or writing, or catching up on the computer.

 

And out back is the patio and raised fireplace – the perfect height to prop your feet up on the hearth and keep them warm in front of a roaring fire.

 

If you’re wondering what to do in the area while you’re here please click on the tab titled What To Do While You’re Here in the top menu bar. The Piedmont of Georgia is a beautiful area with lots of fine dining, hiking, historical, and entertainment options.

 

$145/night (2 night minimum)

$35 cleaning fee (weekly fee for stays of 6 nights or less)

$35 service fee (one-time fee)

For more information, rules, and regulations click HERE.

Please email nancy@sxsemagazine.com for availability and more information.

 

Hope to see you soon!!

Hoh Rainforest | Robert McCurley | $65 framed, $40 unframed

Robert McCurley was born and raised in the South and spent most of his life earning a living in corporate America. He supplemented his income with wedding and portrait photography. Today, he is focused solely on personal artistic endeavors. His photographic education includes classes at the former Southeastern Center for the Photographic Arts in Atlanta, GA, workshops with Keith Carter and Magnum photographers David Alan Harvey and Alex Webb as well as countless hours studying the work of influential artists. He is a collector of photographs and photography books. His photographs have been exhibited in a variety of venues and galleries across the U.S. He is a published author of poems and short stories. Robert has served as a juror and curator of photography exhibits and is a founding member of Southlight Salon.

ABOUT

The South x Southeast brand was founded 7 years ago to highlight the work of emerging, mid-career, and master fine art and documentary photographers in the American South. We began with South x Southeast photomagazine (www.sxsemagazine.com), an online magazine featuring exhibitions, interviews, articles, and books of and about photographers in the South. From there SxSE has grown into photography workshops (www.sxsephotoworkshops.com), gallery exhibitions (www.sxsegallery.com) and e-commerce (www.sxseshop.com). South x Southeast Photogallery brings the virtual images to reality while wrapping bricks and mortar around our other products to create a complete package.

Nancy McCrary is the Creative Director and Founder of South x Southeast. With a career history in art, management, and niche magazines, Nancy combines her passion with her business knowledge to bring a well-rounded photography experience to new and established photographers.

South x Southeast Photogallery is housed in the barn built by Nancy’s Grandfather in 1930 on her fourth-generation family farm, 945 McCrary Road, 3 miles from downtown Molena, Georgia. The renovated barn houses a 400 square foot gallery space, kitchenette, and full bath downstairs. Upstairs is a sitting area with wide windows overlooking the 5 acre hayfield with 38 acres of woodland beyond, along with a bedroom area.

The gallery is open by appointment and invitation only. If you would like to be added to our mailing list please email nancy@sxsemagazine.com.

The barn is available as an Air BnB, artist’s residency, or small event location. Inquiries should be addressed to nancy@sxsemagazine.com.

Molena sits in the Piedmont region of the state, a bucolic countryside in the foothills of the Appalachian mountain range. Please look through What Else To Do In Molena (in the menu bar above) if you plan to visit the gallery and our region.

Thank you, and hope to see you soon!

Dockhouse, Daufuskie Island | Richard Schramm | $200

Richard Schramm has been making photographs for over forty years, but only with his retirement in 2016 has he been able to devote full time and attention to his work.  From his home in Carrboro, NC, he explores the South with his camera.  His work has been selected for inclusion in the South Carolina Picture Project and has appeared in the Oxford American’s Eyes on the South series.  His photographs have been included in exhibitions at the Frank Community Gallery in Chapel Hill, NC.  In the spring of 2019 one of his photos appeared in South x Southeast’s exhibition “Our Common Core,” and in January, 2020, another of his images will be featured in an exhibition at the Southeastern Center for Photography in Greenville, SC.

 

Nathalie de la Borde at 15, 1789, after Paiou | Carson Barnes | $200 framed, $175 unframed

I’ve been making photographs, prints, and combining techniques for more than four decades, and painting since childhood.  Under Fritz Janschka at Bryn Mawr and Haverford and with Chris Johnson at California College of the Arts, I hold a BA in fine arts and an MFA.  My work is in private collections in many of the United States, as well as private collections in several European countries, and one museum permanent collection.

 

Long ago, I worked with a few creative models, making photosilkscreen prints with their images and exhibited in about 35 shows in the 1980s and 1990s.  Since 2014, I’ve been photographing and “bringing to life” female portrait statues, these women mostly now unknown, and have shown this work in about 25 exhibitions.

 

Childbirth was often fatal, disease rampant, war, literally, on the horizon; women maintained society and civilization, expecting no legacy. They were mostly brave, courageous, and valiant. Immortalized in stone but forgotten, it’s my work to find out who they, and their sculptors, were. I am their medium and they are my calling. Their stories matter. This is the time to honor these women who laughed, raged, were inspired, and loved. I invite you to celebrate, remember, and honor them.  I hope you can’t forget them.

 

I moved to rural Georgia from California in 2012.  I doubt I’d have begun this contemplative work if I had remained in busy California; I see no end to it.

 

 

Magic Hedge | Marty Bohn | $85

“Marty”, a resident of the Miller Beach section of Gary, IN, loves the beauty of the local environment. In all seasons of the year, one sees Marty with her camera hiking in the Indiana dunes.  She aims to capture the uniqueness of the interplay of light with wildlife and landscape.  She has exhibited her photography locally and nationally in Lubbock TX, Chicago, IL, Evanston IL and Santa Fe, NM. and has received numerous awards for her photos.   She is self-taught, having begun photography at the age of 10. She is a founding member of the Miller Beach Arts and Creative District. Marty is Professor Emerita of Northwestern University. Before retiring, she was Director of the Neurobiology Program at Lurie Children’s Memorial Research Center and managed a research program focused on developing new gene therapies for Parkinson’s disease. She now spends most of her time on photography, gardening and traveling. She has enjoyed photography in over 80 countries and all 7 continents.

 

 

Two Umbrellas and a Pipe | Cynthia Matthews | $275

With a simple snowfall Cynthia Matthews’ New York City is transformed. Buildings dissolve into soft shadows, streets turn quiet, crowds disappear and a kind of hush falls across the town.Capturing this quiet rhythm of Manhatten in the snow, her lyrical and evocative photographs have a magic that pulls you back to a simpler time.

In addition to following snow-laden paths, Cynthia has photographed assignments around the world for major magazines and periodicals. Her photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows as well as acquired by corporations, museums and private collectors.