“To take a photograph is to align the head, the eye and the heart. It's a way of life.”
Here is the gallery of photographs selected by Mark Steinmetz to be included in the B+W Now exhibit. https://www.sxsephotogallery.com/
NPR reporter Rick Karr speaks with Eggleston and Memphis writer Robert Gordon about the parallels of Eggleston's inventive nature in both photography and music.
Alan Rothschild, juror for Where Are We, is the founder and president of The Do Good Fund, Inc., a non-profit organization that focuses on building a museum-quality collection of photographs taken in the American South by well-known and emerging photographers working in the region.
Great story in the Photo Booth section of the New Yorker on this 1967 Museum of Modern Art exhibit put together by John Szarkowski. http://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-exhibit-that-transformed-photography
"The eye traffics in feelings, not in thoughts.” ― Walker Evans
"I find beauty in things that are old and changing, like we are all changing." William Christenberry, 1982
"Words and pictures don't - they're like two different animals. They don't particularly like each other." William Eggleston in William Eggleston, the Pioneer of Color Photography interviewed in the New York Times, October 2016.
This group exhibition of 29 photographers is curated from an open call for submissions by Arnika Dawkins, director of the Arnika Dawkins Gallery. Opening on Friday, Oct 21st. This is my image selected for the show. http://www.atlantaphotographygroup.org/events/2016/10/14/opening-reception-arnika-dawkins-selects
I love reading or listening to great photographers talk about their favorite photographs - how and why they took them and what lessons they illustrate. Elliot Erwitt is always interesting and informative, as well as funny. He loves his job. Here he is in Time's Lightbox blog: http://time.com/4447552/first-take-elliott-erwitt/
The Alcovy Trestle Bridge, which carries a CSX rail line over the Alcovy River, has a long and bloody history. It is believed that the stone pilings are the remains of an earlier bridge that Sherman burned down during the Civil War. During the 1940's the bridge was the scene of several lynchings of young black men from the area. The bridge is rumored to be haunted by the ghost of one of the victims. A longer and more detailed story about these events is covered in this Covington News article.
"I work in color sometimes, but I guess the images I most connect to, historically speaking, are in black and white. I see more in black and white - I like the abstraction of it."