I'm Like a Pretty Girl—I Can Go Anywhere: The Photographic Range of Brian Anderson

This exhibition opened as the third installment of Circuitous Succession on August 2nd, 2013 from 6pm-9pm.


The third installment of this sixteen-installment exhibition series, curated by Jason Miller, features Brian Anderson. Anderson is an amazingly diverse photographer who travels the country and, especially, the Southern Region that encompasses Memphis, TN. Brian photographs everything from high profile political events to intimate rave parties, and many more areas of interest have roused his camera lens. His ability to discover light and use it effectively to an exceptional standard makes his landscape photography an intricate component to his dynamic range. There are subtle notes of prominent photographic influences in his work that includes Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Elliott Erwitt, and Diane Arbus to name a few. Miller's selections as curator entail a hint of the strange blended with aspects of the mundane and understated natural beauty found in landscape—all with the point blank photojournalistic aggression of Weegee's New York style and Robert Capa's up-close and personal approach.

Miller sifted through over 13,000 images to narrow his selection to 50, and it was important to Miller to have a computer present for viewers to get a taste of the extended range of Anderson from which the exhibited prints were chosen.

Majestic, 2013

Photographed by Brian Anderson at the James Lee House, Memphis, TN, at Adams and Orleans Avenue