Photographic Nights of Selma Festival
The Photographic Nights of Selma festival highlights photography as an art form and joins people from across the globe to share time together in a place with a rich history. Through the power of art, this festival is building bonds of friendship as it crosses a multitude of boundaries, and allows people to come together and better understand each other. The world is invited to enjoy this new, beautiful bridge, in Selma, Alabama.
Frank Jackson – Guest of honor – 2021 Edition
Frank Jackson was born in 1956 in Jacksonville, Florida. The city got its name from the unusually high number of Jacksons living in the area. Complicating matters was the fact that his father had intended to name him Jack, Junior. Had this happened, Mr. Jackson would have been Jack’s son Jack Jackson, Jr. from Jacksonville . His mother, however, saw little point in naming him Jack, Junior, since his father’s name is Frank.
During the confusion , Mr. Jackson left for Northern California, settling in the vicinity of Sacramento. He eventually developed an interest in photography after discovering that no matter how skilled he became at drawing, art supplies looked less attractive hanging from his neck than a camera.
Isabelle Serro – Guest of Honor 2021
& Grand Prize from the Jury – 2020 Edition
Reporter photographer based in France, Isabelle SERRO is a member of the Collectif Divergence Images. She relies on 15 years of professional experience in so-called sensitive geographical locations around the world. It is most often outside her comfort zone that she finds the depth of her work with a humanistic eye. Her quick adaptability and curiosity make her seek to highlight the positive and enriching aspects of sometimes the most complex situations. This approach took her to the Amazon in 2009 to the Yanomami Indians with whom she lived for several months. On her return, she began a collaboration with the SIPA agency and produced various ethnic, social and current affairs reports, always with the same quest for discovery and sharing.
Grand Prize from the Jury: Isabelle Serro Tanganyika: The Right to Safe WaterHonorable Mention from the Jury and People’s Choice Award: Sydney Foster Walks in the South As winners, Isabelle will be given a trip to the second edition of the Selma festival and...
Tribute P.H.Polk The Photographic Nights of selma team is pleased to announce a tribute to photographer P.H. Polk. Photographer P.H. Polk spent nearly forty years as the official photographer for the Tuskegee Institute in Alabama, after becoming the school's first...
In this unique time in history, change is constant. Our vision remains the same - to come together to share in the art of photography, and to bridge new understandings about each other and our world in a place known for crossing boundaries to march forward to a bright...