8x8" 24 pages, (Plus Bonus Poster and Digital Issue)
Issue 1 of SOUTHERN EXPOSURE focuses on the confederate flag a both an aesthetic object, despite being a carrier of a fraught legacy. As a southerner, and a black man, the symbol of the Confederate Battle Flag carries competing narratives. I find myself drawn to its aesthetic power, and sickened by what it represents.
This issue is meant to serve as a snapshot of a body of work, exploring the resistant relationship I have with this symbol; and to appropriate the symbol for use in a manner the racist founders of the confederacy would have never intended.