That Day: Pictures in the American West

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Sep 15 2017 - Dec 10 2017

Renowned photographer Laura Wilson has captured the majesty, as well as the tragedy, of her home region of Texas and the wider West for more than 30 years.

In the Briscoe Museum’s photographic exhibition, THAT DAY: Pictures in the American West,  Laura Wilson takes us into a West defined by diverse communities outside the suburban middle-class. This exhibition of eighty photographs introduces us to worlds that are framed equally by beauty and violence, reflecting the artist’s challenge to today’s homogenized America.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.         

In That Day: Pictures in the American West, renowned photographer Laura Wilson's subjects range from legendary West Texas cattle ranches to impoverished Plains Indian reservations to lavish border-town cotillions. Also featured are compelling portraits of artists who are associated with the region, including Donald Judd, Ed Ruscha, and Sam Shepard.

The unforgettable images in That Day, most of which are previously unpublished, tell sharply drawn stories of the people and places that have shaped, and continue to shape, the nation’s most dynamic and unyielding land. Text from Wilson’s journals accompanies the photographs, recalling her personal experiences behind the camera at the moment when a particular image was captured. With her incisive eye, Wilson casts a fresh light on the West—a topic of enduring fascination.

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  • Photography
  • American
  • Western
  • Laura Wilson

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