Review: The South in Color
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.