Opening reception at AgavePrint. 6:30-9:00pm, Saturday, March 9.

“How Life Is – Rap in Rural Louisiana” — A solo exhibition by Graham Dickie

Outside the house on a May evening in Clinton, La.

Graham Dickie, AgavePrint, and the Alexia Foundation present the exhibition “How Life Is,” a selection of Dickie’s photographs about hip-hop in rural Southeast Louisiana.
“How Life Is” approaches Southern rap with a grassroots, humanistic perspective, focusing on aspiring artists and how their music relates to their communities and everyday lives.

Inspired in part by the Austin native and legendary Blues folklorist Alan Lomax, Dickie has traveled to dozens of towns in Louisiana and the Deep South for this ongoing work, seeking new narratives within rap and how it fits into the bigger picture of the South today.

The show will remain open throughout SXSW and encourage viewers to consider music within its broader social and economic context.

Graham will also screen his documentary on the same subject, “Till We All Gone,” and is offering almost two dozen prints for sale in order to return to Louisiana.

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