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Review: The South in Color

December 8, 2016


William Ferris started taking photographs at a young age and has been hooked ever since.  He didn’t come to the South to take pictures; he lived here, so he knows the landscape and the people.  He says,

Memory is a strange thing in the South.  Some never forget.  Some want to forget.  Others simply cannot remember.  For each, photography plays an essential role.

Ferris’s book, THE SOUTH IN COLOR is just what it sounds like –  a collection of color photographs taken in the South.  The photos are divided by category – The Farm, Portraits, Buildings, Handmade Color, and Roads Traveled and Ferris starts each section with a short introduction/explanation.  These aren’t glamour shots, they’re photos of the real people and places that populate the South.

My favorite section of THE SOUTH IN COLOR is Portraits.  Included are photos of adults and children ranging from an inmate to a watermelon vendor going about their day to day business.

This book is printed on high quality paper and the colors are vibrant.  It would make a great gift for anyone interested in the South and/or photography.

Review copy provided by The University of North Carolina Press.  I am an Indiebound Affliate.

11 Comments leave one →
  1. bookingmama permalink
    December 8, 2016 6:45 am

    What a great gift idea for the Southerners in your life!!!

  2. December 8, 2016 8:26 am

    This looks really good!

  3. December 8, 2016 9:05 am

    I love picture books; I’ll look for this one!

  4. December 8, 2016 9:24 am

    I love picture books and the south so this book sounds perfect for me.

  5. December 8, 2016 9:27 am

    I like photography books because I like to travel and experience culture. But when I can’t travel looking at photos is another way of doing it.

  6. December 8, 2016 11:15 am

    I love photography that captures a people and a place….my fascination probably stems from having a photographer son who captures people and places in an interesting way.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. December 8, 2016 11:45 am

    You definitely make it sound interesting and appealing.

  8. Beth Hoffman permalink
    December 8, 2016 5:42 pm

    I just added this book to my list. Thanks, Kathy!

  9. Literary Feline permalink
    December 11, 2016 2:10 pm

    I am not particularly into these types of books, but I can think of people in my life who might really like this one.

  10. December 13, 2016 10:53 am

    Books with photography are always interesting.

  11. December 14, 2016 9:11 am

    This looks like a fun one. Wonder if my library will have it?

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