Category photo-history

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 […]

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 […]

Friday Faces: One Family, Three Photographers

It is always a pleasure to hear from my readers, but it is especially nice when they share something with me. In this particular case, it is a dozen family photographs that a reader of this blog saw no further reason to keep. She had made scans of the images, and no one in the […]

Wordless Wednesday – Summer!

                            All images from author’s collection © E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without  written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited. The piece can be re-blogged, and excerpts and links may be […]

A Mountain of Connections: Georgia – Tennessee Photographers, part one

Recently I read the short story by raconteur Donald Davis, called “See Rock City” in the book by the same name (subtitled “A Story Journey Through Appalachia”; August House, 1996). It made me laugh out loud, and I decided this is the right time to write about those photographers who have that Tennessee-Georgia connection. In this […]

Wordless Wednesday: Georgia Women In the Studio and Out

  All photographs are from the collection of E. Lee Eltzroth © E. Lee Eltzroth and Hunting & Gathering, 2016. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without  written permission from this blog’s author is prohibited. The piece can be re-blogged, and excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is […]

Wednesday Website: Looking at Luminous-Lint

I want to begin this new year with a review of the website luminous-lint.com, launched in 2005, and ten years old as of December 2015. This ever changing non-linear resource site for the history of photography, full of beautifully reproduced images, is the untiring work of one man, Alan Griffiths. The site is so named, […]