Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Alysia Burton Steele Honored in Baton Rouge

February 26th, 2016 has been proclaimed officially to be Alysia Burton Steele Day in honor of Oxford, MS-based photographer Alysia Burton Steele and her new book Delta Jewels (see image below), available here.

Steele's book documents her search for her grandmother's wisdom, which Steele finds among the Church Mothers of the Mississippi Delta region, women who, Steele finds, organize community life, provide comfort and support to those in need, help preserve traditions, and inspire young women in their communities. 

Congratulations to Steele, and to the good folks of Baton Rouge for recognizing Steele's contribution, through her photography, to the development of Southern culture and to our understanding of the Southern experience.   

No comments:

Post a Comment