Photographic Nights of Selma Festival – October 24 – 25, 2020 – 1st Edition

Message from the Festival President: Stéphane Kossmann


On behalf of the entire team, Joanne and I are very proud to announce the first edition of Photographic Nights of Selma, which we believe will become an international cultural event not to be missed! As with the sister festivals in Pierrevert, France and Essaouira, Morocco, it is always a joy to witness the inspiration given to the team as new talents are discovered and as people come together in harmony, with photography as the great connector.

Stéphane Kossmann

Message from the Festival Vice President: Joanne Bland


When my friend Stephane approached me the with idea of starting a photography festival in Selma, I knew instantly it was an event that could help to bring our community together.  This event will allow people who love Selma to come together and work toward its success regardless of race or religion.  It will also allow us to showcase our hometown and show others what we have to offer.  I am excited to be a part of this venture.

Winners of the 2020 edition !

Grand Prize from the Jury:


Isabelle Serro
Tanganyika: The Right to Safe Water

Honorable 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 Sydney will be going to the Pierrevert festival

Jerry Siegel – Guest of honor – 2020 Edition

Born is Selma, AL, Jerry Siegel is a photographer living in Atlanta, GA, and working throughout the Southeast. Siegel focuses his work in traditions of portrait and documentary photography.

Jerry Siegel

Jurors – 2020 Edition

  • J. Kevin Swain, President of the jury 2020 Edition
  • Billie Jean Young
  • Manuel Roman
  • Charlie Lucas
  • Jennifer Jankauskas

J.Kevin Swain – President of the Jury – 2020 Edition

J. Kevin Swain is an Emmy® and Grammy® nominated American television and film executive with over 30 years of creative and production leadership and experience. Swain is a leading multi-camera director/producer of major live events.

Jerry Siegel

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