Book Signing: Lisa McCord

Friday 17 May 2024
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Kehrer Verlag, Publishers, P04

© Lisa McCord, Rotan Switch

Rotan Switch is the first monograph by Lisa McCord, documenting life on her grandparents’ cotton farm in the Arkansas Delta community of Rotan. It takes its name from the community’s central landmark—the railroad switch where farmers loaded their cotton bales onto trains headed out of the Delta

Although it has not been used in years, it remains a potent symbol of the complex intersections of industry and agriculture, of racism and injustice. Collected over the last forty-four years, these images and stories are a reflection on the people and places that have taught McCord the meaning of the word home. Constructed from McCord’s analog photographs, family snapshots and ephemera, including monochrome photographs, colour polaroids, and recipes, this long-term project is also a self-exploration into her inherently complicated role in this community.

Kehrer Verlag is delighted to welcome the artist to a signing of their debut publication »Rotan Switch«.