Journey Through the South
       
     
Green Book (Jackson I), 2016
       
     
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Green Book (Jackson III), 2016
       
     
Green Book (Jackson I), 2016
       
     
       
     
Journey Through the South
       
     
Journey Through the South

These images render Calm's visual impression of his first road trip through the American South, traveling by car from Tallahassee Florida to Montgomery Alabama, Jackson Mississippi, Memphis Tennessee and ending in Ferguson Missouri on an assignment to document what has become of the 'safe places' listed in the Green Book guide for travelers of color during the last three decades of the Jim Crow era. While some of these sites have been preserved as surreal time capsules, and others summarily commemorated by way of signs and plaques, many have disappeared altogether, with only street names and fragments of buildings, long-unoccupied properties and weed-covered lots bearing silent witness to formerly thriving black businesses and communities. 

Green Book (Jackson I), 2016
       
     
Green Book (Jackson I), 2016

Silver Gelatin, 11” X 14”

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Green Book (Jackson III), 2016
       
     
Green Book (Jackson III), 2016

Silver Gelatin, 14” X 11”

Green Book (Jackson I), 2016
       
     
Green Book (Jackson I), 2016

Silver Gelatin, 11” X 14”