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Southbound: Slow Tour

December 14th, 2019
3:00 PM


Saturday, December 14, 2019
3 pm - 4 pm

Power Plant Gallery
American Tobacco Campus
320 Blackwell Street
Durham, NC 27701

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Spend an hour with a photograph on this slow tour led by current MFAEDA students at Duke. This tour will be given by Hoang Nguyen and will focus on an image by Gillian Laub.

Prom Prince and Princess Dancing at the Integrated Prom, 2011
From the Southern Rites series
Lyons, Georgia

“When I was a freshman I was so excited to be asked to my first prom, I didn’t realize it was strange that it was just for the white kids because that’s just the way it was always done here. The next year when it was integrated, the prom was so much more fun because we were with all of our friends. Now my eyes have been opened up and I can see the racism that existed. I am happy to be part of the generation who is making changes and doesn’t see color like our parents and grandparents did. Quanti was my close friend since we were in kindergarten and I was so happy our friends voted for us. I still see him sometimes when he comes back home from the military.” -Kayla, 2016
© Gillian Laub

Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Power Plant Gallery and the Forum for Scholars and Publics.

About the Event Series

Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South is presented by the Power Plant Gallery in collaboration with Duke’s Forum for Scholars and Publics and the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University. In this iteration, guest curator Randall Kenan, author and NC native, organizes the many framed photographs of the exhibition around the twin themes of Flux, on display at the Power Plant Gallery, and Home, on display at the Gregg Museum. The full program of events includes slow tours, film screenings, “Sit + Chat” sessions, and FSP@PPG panel discussions that engage with the issues in and around the works of art and explore the topics, places, and styles of Southbound. Southbound: Photographs of and about the New South was organized by the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston School of the Arts in Charleston, South Carolina, and curated by Mark Long and Mark Sloan. Visit the exhibit online at


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