Photo Exhibit & Friday Fish Fry at CSAS

  • Center for the Study of the American South 410 E Franklin St Chapel Hill, NC, 27514 United States

Join us at the Love House and Hutchins Forum for the opening reception of our fall art exhibit, “An Eye For Mullet.” These photographs, taken in a North Carolina mullet camp by Charles A. Farrell during the 1930s, were collected and curated by historian David S. Cecelski for an annotated photo essay that appears in the forthcoming issue of Southern Cultures. “Our world today is so different than that of only a century ago,” writes Cecelski, “that few people can recognize even the most basic aspects of daily life and labor as seen in [these] photographs.” Yet the black-and-white images reveal “the changing nature of our relationship to the ocean and seashore.”

To celebrate the issue’s release, we have invited Ricky Moore of Durham’s Saltbox Seafood Joint to serve up some of his signature sustainable seafood from the Carolina coast. We’ll also enjoy live music on the porch by Wayne Martin & Friends. The reception is free and open to the public, and $20 gets you “Fish and an Ish”: a plate of Ricky’s delicious seafood plus the Fall 2014 issue of Southern Cultures.

To purchase tickets, click here.