Library to display Southern Light exhibit

TUPELO – Photographers have trained their eyes and cameras on Northeast Mississippi, and you’re invited to see the results.
“You really get to see our region,” said Don Wilson, a member of Southern Light Collaborative. “It goes out to the old barn sites, old equipment sites, old cars, a Volkswagen sitting in a field. There are pictures of people and pictures of architecture.”
To be fair, Southern Light’s exhibit at the Lee Country Library will include shots taken in California and Guatemala, but most of the photos will be images of home.
The exhibit will be on display throughout October. A free opening reception is scheduled for 6 p.m. Friday in the library’s Helen Foster Auditorium. Punch and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
“There should be 20 to 25 photographers represented, and 60 photographs on display,” Wilson said. “Some photographers have three in the show, and some have one.”
Wilson added that the exhibit was put together with help from Jan Willis, library director, and the Friends of the Library.
The semi-professional and novice members of Southern Light meet monthly to share their work. They come from diverse backgrounds, and that’s reflected in the variety of scenes to be displayed.
“It should be of interest to everyone,” Wilson said. “There should be something for everyone, as far as subject matter is concerned.”

Contact M. Scott Morris at (662) 678-1589 or scott.morris@djournal.com.

M. SCOTT MORRIS / NEMS Daily Journal