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Photo © Isabelle Serro, Grand Prize from the Jury 2020 edition

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.

Jerry Siegel Portrait

Tribute to STANLEY GREENE – 2022 Edition

 

This year, the Selma Photographic Nights team would like to pay tribute to a photographer who is not well known in the USA but who has done immense work that deserves to be recognized.

Stanley Greene, a former member of the revolutionary African-American group The Black Panthers, was born in New York in 1949. His interest in photography started after his encounter with W. Eugene Smith, a pioneer of photojournalism – incidentally, Greene received the prestigious grant that bears the name of his first mentor in 2004 for his work in Chechnya.

His career as a war photographer truly launched in 1989, when he immortalized the fall of the Berlin Wall with a photograph entitled Kisses to All, Berlin Wall. Two years later, he joined the French agency VU’.

When covering the attempted coup d’état against Boris Eltsine in 1993, he feared for his life while jailed in Moscow’s White House. Greene then completed numerous reportages in some of the world’s most dangerous regions: Kashmir, Haut-Karabakh, Lebanon, Iraq, Somalia and Rwanda. In 2005, he went to Louisiana to photograph the Katrina devastation from Houston to New Orleans.

In 2007, he contributed to the creation of the Noor agency, which seeks to follow a pure and contemporary editorial line and promote long-form photo essays. Stanley Greene has received several awards throughout his career, including the Katrina Media Fellowship, the prix International Planète Albert Kahn (PIPAK), and five World Press Photos.

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.

Jerry Siegel Portrait

Latest News

The winners of the 2021 édition

The winners of the 2021 édition

We are proud to announce the winners of the 2021 edition of Selma Photographic NightsThe jury declared Greg Hatton the winner while the public awarded 2 prizes with one vote difference between Kourtney Iman and Annabelle K !Grand Prize from the Jury: Greg HattonFirst...

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The winners of the 2020 édition

The winners of the 2020 édition

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...

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Tribute to P.H.Polk

Tribute to P.H.Polk

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...

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