Curator Selection / 2020 / /
Glendora: Sing About Me
Glendora: Sing About Me is a documentary about poverty and memory.
Glendora, pop. 160, has become a memory desert. The transmission of individual and collective memories seems to have withered under duress.
Research on poverty trauma intensified by racial bias show that when brain capacity is used up on survival, there isn’t much bandwidth for anything else. Mississippi is the poorest state in the U.S. and one of its most racially inequitable.
There is no documentation of these communities looked over because of their social and economic status. This heritage will soon be lost to time.
Isabelle Armand is a French born American photographer whose work concentrates on documentaries. Using B &W film and 6 x 7 and 6 x 6 formats, she created several ongoing photographic series. Her latest book focusing on wrongful conviction, Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project, has been widely acclaimed. Armand is currently exploring the relationship between poverty and memory in the town of Glendora in the Mississippi Delta, the poorest area in the nation.
Awards FONDATION CUVELIER- Grant Recipient 2019 & 2020
PARIS PHOTO PRIZE 2018, Curator Selection, The State Of The World, Espace Beaurepaire, Paris, July 2018.
SHOEN FOUNDATION- Grant Recipient 2017
PX3 2015 - Honorable Mention - Category
Collections- Brooklyn Museum- Akron Art Museum- Portland Museum Of Art.
Private Collections in US, Great Britain and France
Press-Art In America- FStop Magazine-National Press Photographers Magazine.- The Economist- Connaissance des Arts- Vogue Brazil- Acne Paper- The Eye of Photography – Slate- Everyday Incarceration - Innocence Project News-Lifeforce Magazine- The Clarion-Ledger-Issue Magazine- Monovisions- The Daily Beast-The Intercept- The New York Times.
Publisher PowerHouse Books
Book Release March 27, 2018- "Levon and Kennedy: Mississippi Innocence Project" by Isabelle Armand