Photographs by Kathleen Robbins
Kathleen Robbins is professor of art, coordinator of the photography program and affiliate faculty of southern studies at the University of South Carolina. Born in Washington DC and raised in the Mississippi Delta, Robbins received her MFA from the University of New Mexico. Her photographs have been exhibited in galleries and museums including The Halsey Museum of Contemporary Art, The New Orleans Photo Alliance, Virginia MOCA, The Light Factory Museum of Contemporary Photography & Film, The Weatherspoon Museum, John Michael Kohler Art Center, the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Addison Gallery of American Art, The Southeast Museum of Photography, the Society for Contemporary Photography, and the Mississippi Museum of Art. Robbins’ work has also been featured by CNN Photo Blog, Flak Photo, Fraction Magazine, Conscientious, Humble Arts New York, NPR’s Picture Show, PDN’s Photo of the Day, Oxford American, and Garden and Gun. In 2012, she was part of the Critical Mass top 50 and she was the recipient of the 2011 PhotoNOLA Review Prize. A limited edition book of Into the Flatland was published by the New Orleans Photo Alliance in 2012. A monograph of Into the Flatland was published by the USC Press in 2015.
Professor of Art / Photography
Affiliate Faculty of Southern Studies
USC School of Visual Art and Design
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“In this dwelling of scars/the history of dirt is blood,” Tim Conroy tells us in this
excellent debut. There is sadness in these poems, vivid renderings of childhood abuse and of lives that ended too soon, but the beauty of the natural world is also acknowledged, as is the realization that memory offers consolation as well as sorrow, all of which leads to the poet’s hard-earned affirmation that “love has saved me.” Bravo! – Ron Rash