Bull City Summer

Sam Stephenson

Bull City Summer: A Season at the Ballpark brings together a team of artists and documentarians around a season of minor league baseball to find stories and images on the field and behind the scenes that collectively present a microcosm of contemporary American culture engaged around a favorite pastime. The Durham Bulls are one of the most popular and successful minor league baseball teams in the country, with more players being sent to the Majors than any other minor league team. To diversify the documentation of the 2013 season, guest artists Alex HarrisFrank HunterKate JoyceElizabeth MathesonLeah SobseyAlec SothHank Willis Thomas and Hiroshi Watanabe were invited to photograph the team in Durham. "The opportunity to photograph spring baseball in North Carolina was a no-brainer," Soth says. "The pacing of baseball arouses a kind of leisurely attentiveness that is analogous to photographic seeing. You look and look and then every once in a while, snap, you get a hit." To visit the book website, go hereAn accompanying exhibition will open at the North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh, NC in March 2014.

Sponsored by:
Triangle Orthopaedic Associates
In partnership with
The Durham Bulls Baseball Club
Capitol Broadcasting
The North Carolina Museum of Art