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.