Sarah Hazlegrove: Tobacco People

Traveling Exhibitions

Sarah Hazlegrove: Tobacco People

Monday, January 22, 2018

Sarah Hazlegrove: Tobacco People documents an intensive four year international journey that sent one of Virginia’s most engaging photographers around the world documenting the changing faces of individuals and communities bound with the rapidly disappearing world of tobacco cultivation. From sweeping landscapes to captivating glimpses of everyday commerce and intimate portraits, Hazlegrove investigates, captures, and celebrates the differences and universalities of peoples involved in and societies built around centuries old customs and practices surrounding the lifecycle of tobacco. Photographing entirely on location in the rural outreaches of Malawi, Africa, Indonesia, Brazil, Dominican Republic, as well as Cuba and the United States, Hazlegrove “looks beyond the smoke” to investigate, capture, and celebrate the untold story of tobacco.

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Exhibition Specifics:

5 Objects, 33 Photographs and 4 Videos
Space Requirements:

Gallery size: 176 linear wall ft., 2500 square ft.

(Customization available on request)

Rental Fee:

* Rental Fee includes artist travel and talk
Shipping Costs:

Exhibiting venue pays pro-rated, one-way shipping costs

To be carried by venue

Courier Expenses:

Exhibiting venue pays courier transportation, lodging and per diem

Supporting Materials:

Electronic files of educational materials, labels, didactic and gallery guide


Twelve week rental, January 2018 - January 2023


To get a brief overview of the material covered in the exhibition, Sarah Hazlegrove produced a short video to encompass the project:

Look Beyond The Smoke


Tobacco People Video Installation:


Above image:

Sarah Hazlegrove, The Kambalames, Malawi, 2011, 24 x 36 in. ( 60.96 x 91.44 cm), C-print on paper, Courtesy of the artist

Images (left to right)

Arapiraca Rope, 2012, 16 x 16 in. (40.64 x 40.64 cm), Digital print on aluminum mounting, Courtesy of the artist

Kasungu Farmer, 2011, 60 × 60 in. (127 × 127 cm), Digital print on coated textile, Courtesy of the artist

Arlindo and Lizette, 2011, 32 × 32 in. (81.3 × 81.3 cm), Digital print on paper, Courtesy of the artist