Artist: Jared Ragland
Project: Everything is Going to Be All Right
Description: Everything is Going to Be All Right, by Jared Ragland, is a photographic meditation on Walker Percy’s classic novel of New Orleans, The Moviegoer. The series documents a distressed urban landscape and imagines an era of the city’s history when single-screen movie theaters dotted New Orleans. Combining traditionally made black-and-white photographs with appropriated imagery, Everything is Going to be All Right—which was originally featured in Eyes on the South in 2014—conveys the artist’s personal search for meaning amid feelings of loss, isolation, alienation, and malaise. Ragland is Binx Bolling with a camera.