Monday, March 10, 2014

Southern Photographers in the News -- Early Spring, 2014

Three items of interest in the current press:

1. Photo District News has just released its list of 30 New and Emerging Photographers, and they include the following photographers with Southern roots or connections:

Billy Kidd (born in Pensacola, Florida)
Theron Humphrey (born in Jacksonville, NC; attended Savannah College of Art and Design; see image above)
Josh Wool (born in Charleston, SC; attended the College of Charleston; see image below)

Bryan Schutmaat (born in Houston, TX; works in Austin, TX)
Bryan Derballa (born in Orlando, Florida)
Greer Muldowney (attended the Savannah College of Art and Design)

2. The Onward Photography Blog is now featuring an extensive interview with Chattanooga, TN-based photographer Joe Reynolds, here. See one of Reynolds' images below.

3.Rebekah Jacob, owner of Charleston's Rebekah Jacob Gallery, will be hosting an exhibition of Civil-Rights Era photographs for one night only, on March 12th, 2014, at the Abramson Family Auditorium on the Washington, DC campus of NYU, at 1307 L Street, NW,  in Washington, DC.

The show, Created Equal, starts at 6:00 pm on the 12th, and includes photographs of the Civil Rights Era by a number of distinguished photographers, including Ernest Withers, Bruce Davidson, and Bob Adelman

There will also be a screening of the documentary film Freedom Riders, a film by Stanley Nelson, starting at 6:30 on the 12th, followed by a panel discussion featuring Deborah Willis, of NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Arun Chaudhary (TSOA '04), first official videographer of the White House, gallery owner Rebekah Jacob, and Christopher Wilson of the Smithsonian African-American History Museum. 

The panel will be moderated by Gerald L. Early, of Washington University in Saint Louis.

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