About the Photographer
American, b. 1936
With the encouragement of noted photographer Walker Evans, William Christenberry began to pursue photography seriously and focus on the landscape of Hale County, Alabama, which he has photographed for more than twenty-five years. Christenberry is devoted to the heritage of the South and, using his training as a sculptor and painter, interprets it in a range of media. This series focusing on a small shack, Kudzu and House, Tuscaloosa County, AL, is a meditation on the passage of time, the ebb and flow of seasons, and the spirit of rural Southern life.
William Christenberry was born in Alabama in 1936. He received his BFA and MA degrees in painting from the University of Alabama and is currently a professor of art at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, DC. Christenberry's work has received honors and awards, and has been exhibited extensively throughout the United States and Europe.