Special Alert

Photographer Jerry Siegel: BLACK BELT COLOR

  • August 23, 2017
  • 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Location: Avid Bookshop Five Points
  • 1662 S. Lumpkin St. 
  • Athens, GA
  • Price: There is no admission charge

Avid Bookshop presents photographer Jerry Siegel in celebration of his book, Black Belt Color. This meet & greet event will be held on Wednesday, August 23, from 6:30-7:30p.m. at our Five Points location and is free and open to the public.


Georgia Museum of Art director William U. Eiland, who hails from Sprott, Alabama, a mere 30 minutes from Selma, writes, “These photographs speak of deep attachment, of reasoned critique, of the vagaries of memory.” He also mentions that Siegel often focuses on “the beauty and mystery of the commonplace,” a combination evident in photographs like the one of a sign that reads “Sinners and Rejects Welcome” or another over a display of bait that asks “Would Jesus Steal Worms?”

Black Belt Color: Photographs by Jerry Siegel includes 65 full-color, full-page images of Siegel’s photographs of the Black Belt, from the 1990s to the present decade, including seven panoramic fold-outs. It features an essay by Eiland, a brief essay by the late Alabama writer Mary Ward Brown (who was a close friend of Siegel’s) and a long interview in which Siegel reflects on his career and his process.

Avid Bookshop Five Points
1662 S. Lumpkin St.