Guest photographer for the Photographic Nights of Selma 2021
Born in 1990 in Biloxi, Mississippi and currently residing in Mobile, Alabama since 2009, Micah Mermilliod creates work which often incorporates elements of collage, both in the mediums used and the ideas at play. He is most interested in adaptive changes that humans make, especially in an environment that is rapidly changing due to catalysts such as technology, socio-economic status, and environmental change. Micah received his BFA in photography from the University of South Alabama in 2015 and is currently working towards his MFA in photography and printmaking at the University of South Alabama with a graduate teaching assistantship. He also works part time at the Alabama Contemporary Art Center, a local, non-profit museum, as the curatorial assistant.
Since before mandatory curfews and stay at home orders were in place, I have always enjoyed going on long walks throughout my neighborhood. I would use these walks not just as a form of exercise, but also as a time of reflection. Now, in the time of COVID-19 and quarantines, my daily walks have become a sort of escape to help fill many of the voids which come with living in isolation. While on these walks I have noticed changes in my surrounding community, both positive and negative, which are directly related to the impact coronavirus has had on society. In these images I use art to document these changes.