BBQ Joints and the Good Folks Who Own Them
USC's McKissick Museum will celebrate this culinary favorite with the exhibition, "Barbecue Joints & The Good Folks Who Own Them," May 10 through July 19.
The exhibit is drawn from the companion book,
BBQ Joints: Stories and Secret Recipes from the Barbecue
, by author and photographer David Gelin. Gelin traveled thousands of miles from the Carolinas to Texas studying the cultural and traditional significance of barbecue.
The exhibit will feature more than 40 original photographs, some in black and white and others in color, documenting Gelin's journey. The images and text take visitors on a visual journey through the heart of barbecue country. Barbecue is about more than sustenance. These barbecue traditions are steeped in family and occupational lore.
"Gelin's work is not a celebration of barbecue alone; his work reaches much deeper. His photography communicates the intimacy and passion shared by the people keeping these traditions vibrant and relevant," said Saddler Taylor, curator of folk life at McKissick.
The museum also will host a reception and gallery talk with Gelin from 5:30 to 7:30 on Friday, June 13.