We Are the Music Makers will educate and engage guests in the cultural history of traditional Southern music. For 35 years, photographer Tim Duffy has forged a unique vision immortalizing Southern musical heroes and the world in which they live through portrait photography. This compelling collection of images was made with the wet-plate collodion process, and platinum/palladium printing. We are the Music Makers will feature photo and audio documentation of Southern Roots musicians active in the past 20 years, all photographed and recorded by Duffy in his quest to preserve Southern traditional music by partnering with the artists who make it. This multi-media exhibit will highlight questions of how poverty, geography and age have limited the exposure of these artists, causing the widespread idea that the musical traditions they perform have “died out.”
The Music Maker Relief Foundation was founded to preserve the musical traditions of the South by directly supporting the musicians, ensuring their voices will not be silenced. Music Maker assists artists directly with emergency aid and career support while giving future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of America’s musical traditions.
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 7:30pm to 7:30pm
Clay Center for the Arts & Sciences
1 Clay Square, Charleston, WV 25301