Will Jacks’ work featured in ‘Southland’ exhibit at Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans


The "Southland" exhibit is a survey of landscapes depicting the American South. Jacks was asked to contribute work for this collection.

Troy University Assistant Professor of Photography, Art, and Design Will Jacks is featured in the current exhibition, “Southland,” at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans.

Curated from the museum’s permanent collection by Richard McCabe, the museum’s Curator of Photography, “Southland” is a survey of landscapes depicting the American South. This exhibition delves into the vital role photographs have historically played in visualizing the natural beauty and complexity of the Southern landscape. It explores the diverse technical and aesthetic approaches photographers have employed over the years to capture the essence of this unique region.

“The Ogden approached me last summer and asked me to contribute work to their collection for this exhibition. I am thrilled to be included,” said Jacks. “The show includes photographs by several of my idols, including Alabama native William Christenberry, which is such an honor.”

The exhibition showcases a wide array of landscapes, from the marshlands of Louisiana and the sun-kissed beaches of Florida to the vast flatlands of the Mississippi Delta and the majestic mountains of North Carolina and Virginia. Through these diverse perspectives, “Southland” underscores the richness and diversity of the American South’s landscapes, mirroring the region’s vibrant culture and heritage.

 “Southland” is on display from April 19-September 22. You can learn more at the museum’s website: https://ogdenmuseum.org/exhibition/southland/.