By Justin Tyler Bryant and Christopher Burns
Artists and recent LSU alums Justin Tyler Bryant and Christopher Burns set out to create a body of images as a shared response to Carrie Mae Weems' exhibition, Carrie Mae Weems: The Usual Suspects, at the LSU Museum of Art. The images are in conversation with Weems’ work and are expressions that invoke an active engagement with past and present histories.
The photographs include Bryant’s physical presence as a subject upon the Louisiana landscape. The images, produced by Burns, were taken at an antebellum plantation home, Southern University, the town where the Port Hudson siege was fought, the Triple S convenience store where Alton Sterling was killed by police, and the swamps of the Atchafalaya River Basin, and the Louisiana State Capitol constructed by Huey P. Long.