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The People Selma

Selma, Alabama is the second location for my global The People visual ethnography series. I made over 125 portraits of Selma’s citizens in this iconic Southern town that is best known as an epicenter of the 1960’s civil and voting rights movement.

This series includes daily Walmart shoppers; church congregations; a Halloween parade; football players; cheerleaders and community leaders including a Rotary Club lunch. All photographs were made using simple lighting and a portable white background.

I hope that you compare some of the residents of Selma to the Mexico series. I plan on eventually shooting in locations on multiple continents to show all of us just how beautiful, and similar, we all are.