Most people go to garage sales because they’re looking for items that are unique and cheap. But photographer Caroline Palla went on a journey visiting the 127 Corridor Sale, which is the world’s longest strip of garage sales from Hudson, Michigan to Gadsden, Alabama, for a different reason. She purchased about 120 objects (piggy banks being part of them) to photograph them in their local settings in order to create a type of documentary project of this buy/trade marketplace. “What was interesting,” she writes, “is garage sales are a part of a Do-It-Yourself culture, where people help themselves and create a parallel economy.”
Photographer Rob Hill moved into an old farmhouse near the small town of Utica, Indiana and came to find the beauty in isolated community life on a dead-end road. However, the bridge being built over the Ohio River will soon bring a highway to this sleepy area uprooting what stillness and quiet life they’ve come to depend on. Rob Hill’s HomeLands documents the people and settings in Kentucky and Indiana that will be directly affected by the construction of the East End Bridge.
Join the Louisville Visual Art Association at 3005 River Road on Oct. 13th from 5 -7 p.m for an artists’ reception. This exhibit is part of the Photo Biennial and will run through October 23rd.
photo: Caroline Palla, Park National Bank
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