During the career of American photographer Richard Frishman, he’s captured scenes of Americana from shore to shore – poignant, beautiful, and sometimes nostalgic.
But along his journeys, Frishman came to feel there was something terrible lurking underneath so many picturesque landscapes and scenes of daily life.
From this realization, an ambitious documentary project took shape – “Ghosts of Segregation.” Over several years, Richard Frishman has extensively researched and traveled across the U.S. to examine the dark history of American landscapes.
His exhibition “Ghosts of Segregation: Photographs by Richard Frishman” is currently on view at the CDC museum through next May. In this interview, Frishman joined “City Lights” producer Summer Evans, along with curator Louise Shaw, to talk more about the exhibit.
“Ghosts of Segregation: Photographs by Richard Frishman” is on view at the CDC Museum through May 24, 2024.
You can find out more about the exhibition and the Ghosts of Segregation documentary project here.