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.
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.
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.
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.