The first book by artist, filmmaker, and writer RaMell Ross, Spell, Time, Practice, American, Body (published by MACK) brings together Ross’s large-format photographs, sculptures, conceptual works, and selected films. The book presents a historical and imaginative narrative of the American South and includes texts by RaMell Ross, Tracy K. Smith, Richard McCabe, and Scott Matthews.
RaMell Ross (b. 1982) is an artist, filmmaker, writer, and liberated documentarian. His work has appeared in places like Aperture, Hammer Museum, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, MoMA, Georgia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art, and Walker Art Center. His feature experimental documentary Hale County This Morning, This Evening won a Special Jury Award for Creative Vision at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and 2020 Peabody Award. It was nominated for an Oscar at the 91st Academy Awards and an Emmy for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Film. RaMell holds degrees in Sociology and English from Georgetown University and is an associate professor in Brown University’s Visual Art Department.