Category Documentary photography

Eclipse! Grand Beyond Description, The Experience of a Lifetime

Everyone is talking about the total eclipse of the sun that will happen this year on August 21, which will be visible in the United States. It will pass through Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, and in the South — Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina. In northeast Georgia, some areas […]

Tuesday Tips for a Long Hot Summer

Here in Georgia we are heading into our usual long, hot summer, picnics and barbecues, lemonade and iced tea. Maybe these newer tidbits of information below can keep you working in a nice cool place indoors as you explore them.  I’ve discovered new-to-me photo collections both near and far, as well as news about Georgia […]

Springtime Tuesday Tips

Happy Springtime! This Tips column has something for everyone, or so it seems to me. So much news about images and related items of interest. So, without further ado….. World War One Centennial There is a lot to be found online recently about WWI, because this year marks the centennial of the United States entry […]

Off My Shelf – New! Shot in Alabama

Brand new and hot-off-the-press in January 2017, is my colleague Frances Osborn Robb’s book on the photographers of Alabama, Shot in Alabama – A History of Photography, 1839-1941 and a List of Photographers (University of Alabama Press in cooperation with the Alabama Bicentennial Commission, 2016). Wow, what a wonderful book. A new book on photographers in any state […]

Tuesday Tips, Photo News for a Brand New Year

Wow, the tail end of 2016 was full of news and goodies related to photography and photographers! To begin, here are a few updates to my series Researching Photographers Working in the South, starting with the recent news of an incredible gift. The Alabama Media Group has given 3 million images (most in the form of film negatives […]

Off My Shelf: Photography Changes Everything

One of my favorite book purchases in the last few years is edited by photo curator and author Marvin Heiferman, and called Photography Changes Everything (co-published by aperture foundation and Smithsonian Institution, 2012). The book is “a provocative rethinking of photography’s impact on our culture and our daily lives” — it is an “exploration of the […]

Flash! Election Returns and the Stereopticon

When I was doing a great deal of research using the Atlanta newspapers on microfilm many years ago, I stumbled upon articles, the first I had ever seen, related to Atlanta citizens gathering downtown to view election results — together — on a screen. This interesting gathering was worth examining and thinking about – did other […]