Join us for Vernacular Visions, a public slideshow curated and presented by LATITUDE’s September Artist in Residence Justin Clifford Rhody. Vernacular Visions is a presentation of found 35mm photo slides accompanied by a unique audio mix of related (and unrelated) sounds & musics. This event is an exploration and celebration of the medium and its subjects, spoken and coded in the visual dialect of the amateur practitioner. Rhody will present an overview of his work prior to the slideshow.
Justin Clifford Rhody (b. 1984, Flint Michigan) is a fine art photographer currently based in Oakland, California. His work has been seen widely online, through exhibits and traveling slideshows, as well as publications. Mirro Editions published two different monographs of his work created in Central America between 2009 and 2012, titled Zona Urbana and Dec. 21st, 2012: Chichicastenango. In the Fall of 2016, Rhody presented a slideshow performance of his work as part of a fifteen stop, national tour alongside performance artist and musicians Jeff Zagers and Russian Tsarlag. While on this trip across the United States, Rhody created a series of photographs titled Married To America which was published as a monograph in the spring of 2017 by Hidden Eye Press. Other publications produced in 2017 include the artist’s books Slow Boat To China and Alone Together (collaborations with collagist Abigail Smith), A Horse With A Name (Rebel Hands Press) and the seventh installment of Rhody’s self-published electrophotographic journal, Slo-Mo. Rhody also organizes a public slideshow series of found 35mm photo slides called Vernacular Visions and is a co-founder of the White Leaves Artist Residency in El Rito, New Mexico.