Some news from here and there --
Jennifer Schwartz, the Atlanta-based gallery owner who has been touring the country in her blue VW bus, has also been spending time in Oregon with the folks at Photo Lucida who run the Critical Mass jurying process.
She has been reporting in on some folks she finds especially strong, and you can meet them on Schwartz' blog, here.
Honorary Southern photographer Magdalena Solé has one of her Mississippi Delta photographs in view now at the Leica Gallery New York as part of their exhibition A Gathering of Images that includes work by 62 seriously heavy-duty shooters like Bruce Davidson, Elliot Erwitt, and Mary Ellen Mark.
Good to see Solé have work -- and from her Mississippi Delta portfolio -- in this august company.
The latest photographers of the South to be featured on Jeff Rich's Eyes on the South feature on the Oxford American website include the following:
The Lens Scratch blog right now is featuring Johnson City, TN-based photographer Daniel Jones, who shows remarkable maturity of vision for a shooter of 22.
And speaking of Lens Scratch, right now I'm enjoying sharing some electronic space with Donna Rosser (see image below) and a lot of other Southern photographers who were drawn as a moth to a flame to the Backyard open show sponsored by Lens Scratch.
There is work here from literally all over the world, but I sure counted a bunch from the American South, not a mystery, given the theme of the show
And finally, some of you might want to know about the Southern Documentary Fund, a non profit group based in Durham, NC, "that cultivates documentaries made in or about the American South."