Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Books by Southern Photographers -- Early Fall 2017

A couple of new books of photographs out now from Southern photographers --

Atlanta-based photographer Jerry Siegel (see image above) has published Black Belt Color, from the Georgia Museum of Art, available here, from the usual source.

This book contains photographs from Siegel's 20 years of photographing in and around Selma, Alabama, his home town. 

The Spaulding Nix Gallery in Atlanta has a show of Siegel's work from this portfolio up now through November 4th, 2017.

You can learn more about Siegel's book here, from The Bitter Southerner.

Dallas-based photographer Brandon Thibodeaux (see image above) has published his first monograph, In That Land of Perfect Day, from Red Hook Editions

Thibodeaux' publisher describes the work as presenting "tales of strength against struggle, humility amidst pride, and promise for deliverance in the lives he has come to know" in eight years of roaming "through a forty-square mile area in the Mississippi Delta, learning about the region’s history and the contemporary experience of its residents."

They go on: "His photographs depict the rural African American experience in a universal quest for faith, perseverance, and solace through community."

Congratulations to Siegel and to Thibodeaux for their success with this fine work from deep in the South.


  1. As luck would have it Brandon Thibodeaux's photographs from "In That Land of Perfect Day" will on display in Durham, NC soon, as part of the Click! Photography Festival.

    On Thursday, October 19th, from 7:30-9pm there will be an Artist Talk and book signing by Thibodeaux. And on Friday, October 20th, from 6-9pm the gallery will be open as part of Third Friday Durham.

    The gallery is located at KONTEK Systems, Inc., 318 Holland Street, Durham, NC, 27701.

    The Thibodeaux exhibition will be open Oct 1-Dec 15, 2017 by appointment only (the above-mentioned events are open to the public without appointment).

    Information and appointments: 919-616-0555

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