Skip to main content

Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont

October 04, 2018 – February 10, 2019
Susan Harbage Page, Argyle Sock, Brownsville, Texas (detail), from the U.S. - Mexico Border Project, 2007. Archival pigment print, 42 x 42 inches (106.7 x 106.7 cm). Collection of the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University, Durham, NC.


Photography is arguably the region’s most widely practiced artistic medium. From analogue to digital to experimental, the range of photographic techniques practiced throughout North Carolina is both broad and deep. Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont presents 39 artists in a group exhibition exploring the striking cross-currents of photographic work happening in the Piedmont region of this state. The exhibition blends the photography of both emerging and established photographers, with images dating from the 1970s to the present day. Subject matter ranges from portraiture and landscape to the conceptual, abstract, and experimental.

The artists, all of whom have close connections to the region, include Ben Alper, D.L. Anderson, Bill Bamberger, Endia Beal,  Diego Camposeco, Aaron Canipe, Kennedi Carter, Faith Couch, Phyllis Dooney, Tim Duffy,  William Ferris, Maya Freelon, Tamika Galanis, Michael Galinksy, Alex Harris, Harrison Haynes, Titus Brooks Heagins, Colby Katz, Anna Kipervaser and On Look Films, Jeremy Lange, Bryce Lankard, Jim Lee, Elizabeth Matheson, Lisa McCarty, Lindsay Metivier, Susan Harbage Page, Tom Rankin, John Rosenthal, Margaret Sartor, MJ Sharp, Christopher Sims, Heather Evans Smith, Leah Sobsey and Tim Telkamp, Hồng-Ân Trương and Hương Ngô, Burk Uzzle, Caroline Hickman Vaughan and Gesche Würfel.

Featured Featured Event

Exhibition Opening Party: “Across County Lines”

Join us to celebrate the opening of Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont with live music, refreshments and Polaroid fun! The Nasher Museum…

October 6, 2018 | 7 PM9 PM

Across County Lines is organized by the Nasher Museum’s curatorial department, including Molly Boarati, Assistant Curator; Reneé Cagnina Haynes, Exhibitions and Publications Manager; Melissa Gwynn, Curatorial Assistant; Marshall N. Price, Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art; and Trevor Schoonmaker, Deputy Director of Curatorial Affairs and Patsy R. and Raymond D. Nasher Curator of Contemporary Art.

The Nasher Museum is an official partner of the annual Click! Photography Festival, which will take place October 1-31, 2018.

Save the date for the opening celebration for Across County Lines on Saturday, October 6th.


Across County Lines: Contemporary Photography from the Piedmont is supported by the Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Family Fund for Exhibitions and Parker & Otis.

Featured Featured Event

2018 CLICK! Photography Festival Portfolio Walk and Keynote

5 PM CLICK! Portfolio Walk 7 PM CLICK! Keynote: Photographer Keith Carter Light reception and cash bar. This event is free and open to all.…

October 4, 2018 | 5 PM7 PM
Featured Featured Event

Phyllis B. Dooney / Stagville: Living History

This event takes place at the Historic Stagville Plantation, 5828 Old Oxford Highway, Durham, NC 27712. Stagville: Living History is a collaboration between local youth…

October 12, 2018 | 5:30 PM7 PM
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter