From UA Dialog:
The works of two Alabama photographers, William J. Anderson and P. H. Polk, are displayed this month at UA’s Paul R. Jones Gallery of Art, giving patrons a glimpse of the U.S. South from the Depression through the Civil Rights eras.
The exhibit, “Parallel Visions: William J. Anderson and P.H. Polk Photographs from the Paul R. Jones Collection of American Art,” will be displayed July 7-Aug. 15.
A public reception will be held Friday, Aug. 1 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the gallery.
Polk and Anderson worked in similar veins despite living in different time periods. Polk ran a photography studio in Tuskegee and documented life at the Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, during his time there. He was most active in the 1930s, whereas Anderson wasn’t born until 1932. Anderson, though born in Alabama, received his Master of Fine Arts degree from Instituto Allende in San Miguel, Mexico, where his work begins.