Earlier this month, The University Press of Mississippi released the book The True Gospel Preached Here, by Bruce West. The colorful and visually dense photographs by West document the self-proclaimed preacher-artist-architect, the Reverend H. D. Dennis over the span of 20 years.
Based on the themes and setting of Walker Percy’s 1961 novel The Moviegoer, Everything
Is Going To Be All Right combines traditionally made black and white photographs with
appropriated imagery. Made in New Orleans and largely shot at night, the photographs
loosely document a dispossessed urban landscape, particularly the approximate
locations of single screen movie theaters that once ubiquitously populated the city.
The alluvial plain south of Memphis on either side of the Mississippi River, in Mississippi and Arkansas, is a cruel and brutal landscape of flat dusty cotton fields, blackwater bayous, and heartbreaking poverty; a land with a mystique of mythical proportions.