Southern Exposure was an award-winning print journal published by the Institute for Southern Studies, publisher of Facing South, from 1973 until 2011. Southern Exposure earned a national reputation for its writing on a broad range of political and cultural issues in the South, with a special emphasis on investigative journalism and oral history.

On the 50th anniversary of Southern Exposure’s birth, Facing South and the Institute will be publishing a full digital archive of the journal over the course of the year. The initial installment of the archives available in March 2023 includes issues from the magazine’s launch in 1973 through 1981.

Vol. 37 No. 1 - 2011

Magazine cover with photo of young girl holding on to woman whose shirt reads "Save the Gulf." Cover text reads "Life After BP: The Gulf Coast Fights for a Healthy Future"

Life After BP

  • Field Work

  • Beyond BP: Introduction

  • Poisoned in the Gulf

  • A Regulatory Disaster

  • Voices: Where Does the Oil Waste Go?

  • Chronic Exposure

  • Blocking Reform

  • Sick for Justice

  • Voices: Walking for Truth in the Gulf

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