Southern Rites - Opening Reception and Lecture

  • 750 University Ave.
  • Madison, WI 53706

In 2002, photographer and filmmaker Gillian Laub, a UW–Madison alumna, traveled to Mount Vernon, Georgia, to document the lives of teenagers in the American South. Laub photographed surrounding Montgomery County over the following decade, returning even in the face of growing–—and eventually violent—resistance on the part of some community members. Southern Rites is a powerful and moving visual portrait of individuals struggling to confront longstanding issues of race and equality.

5:30 PM: A conversation with Gillian Laub and Chazen Director Amy Gilman

6:30 PM – 8 PM: Book signing and reception: refreshments, live music, cash bar

Image: Gillian Laub (American b. 1975), "Amber and Reggie, Mount Vernon, Georgia," 2011, inkjet print, © Gillian Laub, courtesy of Benrubi Gallery.


  • Times: 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
  • Admission: Free