Artist: Lauren Henkin
Project: For everything in heaven and earth is yours.
Description: The photographs in For everything in heaven and earth is yours. were made in May 2015 in the heart of the Black Belt of Alabama, where, as Henkin notes, “so much of the history of photography is still present.” Henkin spent a month in and around the town of Greensboro shooting for The Do Good Fund, a non-profit organization that acquires and exhibits a growing collection of photographs made in the American South. Henkin writes of the unexpected contradictions she encountered there: “I found warm, welcoming people still clinging to remnants of racism; I found a rich, lush landscape not asking for attention, but demanding it; I found colors both muted and potent—a palette of primary reds, blues, and greens so saturated you need to squint at times to take them in; I found some of photography’s most iconic subjects, completely altered by weather and time; I found a place so deep in humility it hurt to leave.”