April 11, 2016

Constellations of Light

By AnnieLaurie Erickson

Artist: AnnieLaurie Erickson

Project: Slow Light

Description: The series Slow Light by AnnieLaurie Erickson documents oil refineries up and down the Mississippi River. “When I first moved to Louisiana,” Erickson says of the project, “I was struck by the appearance of oil refineries at night, which looked like strange forbidden cities.” She began to photograph them with an afterimaging camera, which renders the refineries as “ghostly, mysterious constellations of light.” 

Eyes on the South is curated by Jeff Rich. The weekly series features selections of current work from Southern artists, or artists whose photography concerns the South. To submit your work to the series, email Jeff at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..