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Group Description

This group is now open to any and all photographs taken in Alabama's "Black Belt" counties.

The list of counties comprising the Black Belt is often dependent on the context but traditionally includes Barbour, Bullock, Choctaw, Crenshaw, Dallas, Greene, Hale, Lowndes, Macon, Marengo, Montgomery, Perry, Pickens, Pike, Russell, Sumter, and Wilcox.

Sometimes the region is extended into the southern coastal plain to include Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe, and Washington Counties.

Though Montgomery County meets both the soil and demographic traits of the Black Belt, it is often excluded because of its significant urban development. Lamar does not meet the soil traits but is often included due to its lack of enterprise.

Note: This group started as photos from Hale County, Alabama. Including the Auburn University Rural Studio as well as tributes to James Agee, Walker Evans, and William Christenberry, local life and landscape, etc.

Additional Info

  • Accepted content types: Photos, Videos, Images, Art, Screenshots
  • Accepted safety levels: Safe
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