Family Recipes

Celestia Morgan’s images are part of her “Family Recipes” series, a collection of photographs which explores the nostalgia and physical pull of recipes as a generational connector and reinforces the determined effort required to make them last.

Delta Jewels

In her book, “Delta Jewels: In Search of My Grandmother’s Wisdom,” Alysia Burton Steele honors her late grandmother by capturing the lives of church mothers in the Mississippi Delta.

A Helping of Gravy: A Democratic Way of Looking

Food, Drink, and Pop Culture in Southern Photography “I HAD THIS NOTION of what I called a democratic way of looking around, that nothing was more or less important.” That’s how Memphis native William Eggleston, the color photography pioneer, describes his approach to capturing his surroundings. Eggleston’s primary-hued world of grocery-store parking lots, drive-in restaurants, … Continued

Dirty Pages exhibit debuts in Nashville

On March 19, at the Nashville Farmer’s Market, Dirty Pages will unveil their new exhibit and celebrate with an opening night dinner that benefits Nashville’s Conexión Américas and its Mesa Komal commercial kitchen.

A Helping of Gravy: Biscuit Time

These photos first appeared in issue #54 of our Gravy quarterly, the “Pop Goes the South” art and photography issue.

Remembering Al Clayton: 1934-2014

The SFA was saddened to hear that noted Southern photographer, Al Clayton, passed away this week in Tennessee. Trained as a medical photographer and photojournalist, Clayton appeared on the national scene in 1967 after his photographs of poverty in the South were presented at a hearing on Capitol Hill. They served as inspiration for the … Continued

Roger May’s Appalachia

This week’s edition of The Bitter Southerner shares the Appalachian photography of Roger May. The photos from May’s forthcoming book Testify are introduced by Silas House, who writes, “In these mountains we know what it’s like for the eyesore and the magnificent to coexist. The true beauty is in that complexity.

Amy’s Notebook: Still Lifes From A Hot Dog Joint

I’m a sucker for details. While going through some older interviews in our archive, I spent some time with our Birmingham Greeks oral history project and found these little visual moments taken–on film–at Gus’s Hot Dogs in 2004.