William Christenberry, Grave with Bed as Marker - Near Faunsdale Alabama from 15 Alabama Photographs, 1965 and Alec Soth, Venice, LA from one of the 25 inkjet print dummies of Sleeping by the Mississippi

Yesterday I was at MoMA’s research libraries looking at some books on Southern photography and came across these two images that bear remarkable similarities. They have a beautiful dialog together, each referencing the past, the passage of time, and the strong ties between nature and the human spirit that remain so palpable in the American South.