An evolving reading list of selected Alabama-focused literature and history, along with titles on photo history and ethics, documentary practices, and contemporary imagemakers. Each title is linked to synopses and additional info.
Alabama’s Mitcham Wars – Jerry Elijah Brown
Alabama: The History of a Deep South State, Bicentenial Edition – William Warren Rogers, Leah Rawls Atkins, Wayne Flint, et al.
All God’s Dangers: The Life of Nate Shaw – Nate Shaw, compiled by Theodore Rosengarten
Capturing the South: Imagining America’s Most Documented Region – Scott Matthews
Civil Imagination – Ariella Azoulay
Day Sleeper – Dorothea Lange and Sam Contis
The Documentary Impulse – Stuart Franklin
Election Eve – William Eggleston
Errors of Posession – Garrett Grove
Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee – Casey Cep
I Walk Toward the Sun Which is Always Going Down – Alan Huck
Inside Alabama: A Personal History of My State – Harvey H. Jackson III
Just Mercy – Bryan Stevenson
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men – James Agee and Walker Evans
The Making of an Argument – Gordon Parks and Russell Lord
Message to the Future – Danny Lyon
Salvation on Sand Mountain – Dennis Covington, with Melissa Springer and Jim Neel
Searching for the Wrong-Eyed Jesus – Andrew Douglas, dir.
She Dances on Jackson – Vanessa Winship
Shot in Alabama – Frances Osborn Robb
To Live in the South, One Has To Be a Scar Lover – Maaike Gouwenberg, Joris Lindhout, eds.
Vision & Justice: A Civic Curriculum – Sarah Lewis, ed.