As many of you know, artist and photographer Rinne Allen has been a friend and collaborator for years. In our recent profile of Rinne, we told a little of her personal story and highlighted her incredible light drawings. In addition to her work with chef Hugh Acheson, magazines like Selvedge, and her own site Beauty Everyday (shared with Kristen Bach and Rebecca Wood), she has also worked with Alabama Chanin as a photographer for our Alabama Studio Book Series, our collections, our website, and our Journal.
Rinne is based in Athens, Georgia, and for the last five years, has documented harvests from across the South in a series of photo essays for the New York Times T Magazine, called, appropriately, Harvest. It is a first-person look at our agricultural systems and how man and nature work together to provide the basics for human life: food, clothing, and shelter. Her pieces cover a wide range of topics both expected and unexpected, edible and non-edible. (I learned so much about harvesting salt, of all things, from her column.) Rinne also captured the Billy Reid + Alabama Chanin cotton project so beautifully.
We invite you to join us at The Factory our series of On Design talks—in this presentation, Rinne shares stories of many of the people and the details behind the harvests she documents. Her accounts, alongside her photo series which will be on display at The Factory, provide insight into the day-to-day work and sometimes rough beauty of America’s harvests. The event is scheduled for Thursday, November 19th, from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. This On Design evening event is part of our new extended hours at The Factory and is free and open to the public.
Support our growing design community by coming out to join the conversation. Small Bites + Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase. For more information, call us at 256.760.1090 or email office (at) alabamachanin.com.
ON DESIGN: HARVESTING AMERICA
Hosted by Rinne Allen
Thursday, November 19th, 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Aperitifs and Small Bites available for purchase from 5:00pm
The Factory @ Alabama Chanin, 462 Lane Drive, Florence, Alabama