Photographer Jerry Siegel was born and raised in Selma, Alabama, where, he says, “family and friends were most valued.” He remembers his hometown as vibrant, though small, and in most respects no different from most communities of similar size elsewhere in the South. Even though many things have changed there since his youth—it is no longer the place that he remembers—he claims never to have lost his attachment to and sentiment for Selma and the surrounding countryside. It remains at the core of who he is and what he does and has informed his mature work as one of the South’s leading photographers.
His second book, The Black Belt in Color, is scheduled to be published by the Georgia Museum of Art in March 2017.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website