Rinne Allen

Alabama on Alabama

About Rinne Allen

Long-time Natalie Chanin collaborator Rinne Allen is a photographer working in color, black & white, and alternative photo-processing. After studying photography and art in Tennessee, she traveled around the world, lived in Paris, and now resides in her hometown of Athens, Georgia.

Rinne has, for the last 20 years, worked as both a commercial and fine art photographer. In addition to having a long-running series on harvests in the New York Times T Magazine. She has collaborated with many artisans and chefs over the years, documenting their work and their process, and also photographed many books. In 2012, her book with chef Hugh Acheson, A New Turn in the South, won the James Beard award for Best Cookbook in the field of "American Cooking", and her book, Citizen Farmers, made with farmer Daron Joffe won the 2015 IACP award for Food Matters.

About Natalie Chanin

Past Exhibition

Alabama On Alabama

Alabama on Alabama is a month-long journey to the soul of the modern South, held in the Boiler Room and showroom at Heath SF. Refined, raw and radical, the modern South connects place, people, process, and tradition in a way that cuts across geography and time.

The show features one-of-a-kind work by Natalie Chanin along with surprising, provocative work by Butch Anthony, photography and light paintings by Rinne Allen, and works on paper by outsider artist Mr. John Henry Toney. It kicks off with a Southern-themed opening celebration; a trunk show hosted by Natalie Chanin featuring Alabama Chanin’s one-of-a-kind items; a special talk and workshop featuring long-time friends and collaborators Natalie and Catherine Bailey, owner and Creative Director at Heath; and a talk and slideshow chronicling southern culture by Rinne Allen.

Delve deep into the soul of the South (without the heat or humidity).