Category Documentary photography

Hot Tuesday Tips on Photographers Working in the South

In my part of Georgia school begins in early August, although it’s the hottest month of the year — we call it dog days — and many people head to the mountains and cooler weather, maybe to northwest Georgia for the weekend, where the beautiful home above is located.  In honor of Georgia’s heat and high […]

Spring into Summer Tuesday Tips

We have had a beautiful Spring in my part of the South, but it will be the long, hot Summer before we know it. I think this is a good time to share some of the news that’s come out in the last few months on photographers working in the south, miscellaneous collections,  newspaper news, […]

See it here: Halloween!

It’s another Halloween! Pumpkins are fine, but ghosts, witches, skulls, and headless bodies are kind of scary….. Or are they? More fun than scary to me. A headless man! Harry Kellar was a magician born in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents.  After quite an interesting life he retired in 1908. Harry Houdini, who had followed Kellar’s career […]

Fall into Tuesday Tips

There is definitely a touch of fall in the air, even here in the South. It is time to gather our information nuggets and store them to use after the holidays for our winter research hunts. More on Researching Photographers Working in the South Frances Benjamin Johnston’s Carnegie Survey of the Architecture of the South (CSAS), […]

Decoding the History of Photography Redux: E-Books and online sources

My post of March 11, 2014 on Decoding the History of Photography, is now four years old and has needed updating for awhile. This new [2018] post will point you to books and other publications not found in that 2014 post, in other words, this is an addition. I will leave the original post online, and I have […]

Research Tips For Your Spring into Summer

The above photograph taken in Selma, Alabama, makes me long for lemonade on a shaded porch, with friends and good conversation. As we quickly move from Spring into Summer, which happens fast here in the South, the following tips may help you turn those lazy hazy days into useful research time. New image sources – Georgia […]

A Military Mystery for Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, I want to discuss a photograph made of members of the military, stationed in Atlanta, some of whom may or may not have lost their lives in service. This photograph is somewhat a Mystery to me, and because it is a Monday, and another Memorial Day, this seemed an opportune time […]