Photography

UA Students Meet, Photograph Black Belt Artists

Tuscaloosa. — The month of May was one exciting experience after another for UA photography students. They signed on to Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s Black Belt Artist Project (BBAP) during Interim at UA, and spent the week in and around Wilcox County, interviewing and photographing artists. The first week of Interim, the students practiced their

UA Artists Help Create Alabama Bicentennial Celebration

“As the Bicentennial approaches it has been obvious that our state’s artists have, throughout the years, been some of our best and most prolific story tellers. Clearly the arts and artists of Alabama will take a high profile position in celebrations statewide.” — Alabama State Council on the Arts Annual Report 2018 UA art and

Black Belt Artist Project Daily Photos

Here are photos taken by Chris Jordan’s photo students who have been photographing the artists and interviewing them during their Interim course in the Black Belt of Alabama, the Black Belt Artist Project. We’ll be adding to them each day of their trip. Follow them on Instagram @ua_blackbeltproject or #blackbeltartistsproject. DAY ONE Students practice portrait

UA Students Tune Photo Skills, Learn History, to Prepare for Black Belt Artist Trip

“Before we started, I knew next to nothing about the Black Belt region,” admitted Kasandra Boor, a psych major and studio art minor. Boor, with five other students and associate professor of photography Chris Jordan, has been preparing this week for a research trip to Camden, Ala., where the group will photograph and interview artists

UA Students Document Artists in the Black Belt of Alabama

If you’ve heard of the Gee’s Bend Quilters or Charlie “Tin Man” Lucas, then you know there are some uniquely creative artists in the Black Belt of Alabama. Associate Professor Chris Jordan’s photography students got to spend quality time this semester with some of them — artist and civil rights veteran Betty Anderson of Camden,

Photomontage Innovator to Exhibit on UA Campus

Tuscaloosa. — The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is pleased to present Confluence by Jerry Uelsmann, March 21 through May 3, 2019. An opening reception will be held Thursday, March 21, 2019 in the gallery in Garland Hall. The exhibition by the acclaimed innovator of the technique of photomontage features 58 photographs from the artist’s

Teaching Legacy Passed to Next Generation

Two former students of the late Professor Gay Burke’s have extended her legacy of photography education to the next generation. Andy Meadows (MFA 1994) founded the Booker T. Washington Magnet School Photography program in 1995 at the then Carver Creative and Performing Arts School in Montgomery. Meadows now works as Arts Education Specialist for the Alabama

Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts

The Alabama State Council on the Arts announces the creation of the Gay Burke Memorial Fellowship in Photographic Arts for individual artists living in Alabama. Applications are open January 2 through March 1, 2019. Apply online at http://www.arts.alabama.gov/grants/howtoapply.aspx. Over four decades, photographer and professor of art Gay Burke developed a distinguished art photography program in The

UA Faculty Finalist for National Photography Award

Associate Professor Christopher Jordan has been named one of ten finalists for the 2018 Clarence John Laughlin Award for photography. Jordan entered a portfolio of images, which included the photograph here, titled “Bad Dog.”  The Clarence John Laughlin Award was created to support the work of photographers who use the medium as a means of creative