VMFA Video Contest:
What does the “Dirty South” mean to you?

In celebration of VMFA’s special exhibition, The Dirty South: Contemporary Art, Material Culture, and the Sonic Impulse, we asked you to reflect on the following question: What does the “Dirty South” mean to you?

Thank you to all those entered! The contest is now closed. Explore the winning entries below.

Winning Entries

First Place

by Lindsey Shavers,
Max Shavers, and
Sydney Shavers

Second Place

528hz: SLAB
by Gabriel Allan Tolliver

Third Place

Dance Cover
by TrillBuddhist

VMFA is not responsible for the content in these videos. Read full contest rules.

Community Inspiration

To get the creative juices flowing, we asked several community creators to film their own interpretations, including Richmond Symphony; Richmond Triangle Players; Roscoe Burnems, Richmond’s Poet Laureate; Brown Ballerinas for Change; Z-Bey Tha Poet; and Girls for a Change presenting the VMFA Girl Action Team.