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The People Selma

The woman on the right was photographed in Selma Alabama’s Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Selma is the second location for my global The People visual ethnography series. I made over 125 portraits in November 2018 of Selma’s citizens. This iconic Southern town 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.