In the Foreword to One Time, One Place.
"A snapshot's now or never," recalled Eudora
Welty about her photos of the 1930s South. The writer's Great
Depression "snapshots" were published in an American chronicle
entitled One Time, One Place. Curated and organized by The
Museum of Mobile from the writer's original negatives, Eudora
Welty, Exposures and Reflections is a landmark exhibit of the
photos developed in partnership by the Museum with the Southern
Literary Trail and the Alabama Humanities Foundation.
A similar exhibit of Eudora Welty's photographs
attracted 65,000 visitors to the Museum for the City of New York
during 2009, her centennial year. Exposures and Reflections
signifies the first
traveling exhibition of Welty's photographic
work through her home region of Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.
In an interview by The Color Purple's
author Alice Walker in 1973, Welty said, "My tendency is to believe
that all experience is an enrichment instead of an impoverishment.
My own relationships with people are the things that mean the most
to me." This exhibit also represents a first effort to create a
stronger tie - a relationship - between Welty's photographic images
of the South and her complex written works. Welty took the
photographs before her fame as an author and during her job as a
Junior Publicity Agent for the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
Originating in Mobile on September 2, 2010, and
traveling along the Southern Literary Trail through autumn 2011,
Eudora Welty, Exposures and Reflections leads audiences on a
unique journey to another time and another place with 40 of her
photographs, her classic prose, and a contemporary look into Welty's
life as writer and Southerner.
View Exposures and
Reflections: The Curator's Comments
> View Exposures and Reflections: Host Museums and Dates
View Jackson: Eudora Welty, Richard Wright &
Margaret W. Alexander
All photographs are printed by permission of
Eudora Welty, LLC, and the Eudora Welty Collection, Mississippi
Department of Archives and History.