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Sydney A. Foster: Reflections and Realities

October 22, 2021 - March 26, 2022

In this exhibition, Sydney Foster explores the unique characteristics of the Wiregrass Region through bright color and a care for our people and places. Since 2019, Foster has been traveling to Dothan and the surrounding areas to capture the realities of our community; and she has reflected on her own experiences along the way. Interested in telling the untold or overlooked stories across the South, these images offer a look at the complex realities of our region.

Sydney A. Foster was born in Montgomery, Alabama and lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia. At 21, Foster was hand selected as staff photographer for the Alabama Governor’s Office. Foster is also a United States veteran serving in the Air National Guard. Her work revolves around vibrancy, southern black culture, feminism, and the rawness of all people, places and things. Sydney’s work is heavily influenced by social equality, African American women, and being a voice of reason to those who too are afraid to speak up and out.

This exhibition is generously supported by grants from the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, and the Alabama State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.