Alabama’s Black Belt region comes to Lancaster next month. This photographic collection by Tom Bejgrowicz and Jennifer Martin explore the unique cultural, historical, and natural beauty of the Black Belt region of Alabama.
The two artists traveled through the 17 counties comprising the Black Belt. They visited small towns and talking with residents. Their photographic documentary of sorts embodies the South. This 80 page book will not include the iconic tourist traps of the South. Rather, it will be images of the South as seen by locals. Images include a woman quilting, abandoned buildings, churches and so much more.
The project was funded via Kickstarter.com. Funding included printing the book, which will be available for viewing at the Pennsylvania College of Art & Design (PCA&D) on Monday, 18 November. Read more about Tom and Jennifer and their project here.
Bejgrowicz is a faculty member at PCA&D, where he teaches in the graphic design department. He is also the principal of Man Alive Creative, where he designs packaging and other marketing pieces for music industry clients. A resident of Lancaster, Bejgrowicz lived in Birmingham, Alabama for a spell.
Martin is from Birmingham, Alabama. She maintains Sally Jane Vintage, a widely-recognized and influential vintage fashion blog and online store.
The exhibit will be Monday, 18 November from 1 – 2 p.m. There is no charge for the presentation, which is open to the public. PCA&D is handicapped accessible. The school is located at 204 N Prince Street.
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