Items of Interest since we last checked in:
1. Atlanta-based photographer Fernando Decillis has powerful photographs in this week's Bitter Southerner of last weekend's observance of the 50th anniversary of the March to Selma.
I am in awe of the splendid work the folks at the Bitter Southerner are doing. The consistently high quality of the stories, and the photographs, is truly breathtaking.
2. Laurinburg, NC native (but San Francisco-based) photographer McNair Evans (see image above) is one of Photo District News' 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015.
3. Florida-born (but Chicago-based) photographer Clarissa Bonet (see image above) is also one of Photo District News' 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015.
4. Memphis, TN-born (but Quincy, MA-based) photographer Molly Lamb is also one of Photo District News' 30 New and Emerging Photographers to Watch for 2015.
5. Cedar Key, FL photographer Christian Harkness has images from his Water Women portfolio in the current issue of the ezine Liner Magazine, here.
6. New Orleans-based photographer Deborah Luster has been named the Robert Gardner Fellow in Photography at Harvard’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology.
7. Little Elm, Texas-based photographer Rachael Banks has images from her portfolio Between Home and Here featured in Issue 72 of Fraction Magazine, here.
8. Pittsburg-based photographer Aaron Blum has work from his portfolio A Guide to Folk Taxonomy featured in Issue 71 of Fraction Magazine, here.
Blum is Not From Around Here, and he works in West Virginia, the state created specifically so folks could avoid the central event of Southern history.
But his attention in West Virginia is on Appalachia, a lot of which is in the South, and Roger May has convinced me that West Virginia is Southern enough, hence my inclusion of Blum's work.
9. The splendid Aline Smithson describes her experiences at the 2014 edition of PhotoNOLA in Lenscratch, here.
10. Smithson has also profiled some Southern photographers whose work she saw and liked at PhotoNOLA 2014, including Jeff Rich, Scott Dalton, Corey George, and Maxine Helfman (see image above).
11. And speaking of Jeff Rich, his latest addition to the canon of photographers who have their Eyes on the South is Cole Cashwell (see image above), who offers tintypes from his Peripheral Subsistence portfolio, here.