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1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art

2018 Finalist

Birney Imes

For more than 30 years, photographer Birney Imes has captured the people, places, and culture of his native Mississippi. Working in both black and white and color, Imes’s photographs take viewers inside juke joints and dilapidated restaurants scattered across the Southern landscape. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Art Institute of Chicago, La Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and many public and private collections in the United States and abroad.