Friday, August 30, 2013

Four Little Girls


Last week during Birmingham's Sidewalk Film Festival, Spike Lee's 1997 movie Four Little Girls was shown around town at area churches.  I saw it for the first time at my church, Independent Presbyterian Church.  This documentary film chronicles events leading up to and after the senseless bombing at the 16th Street Baptist Church, killing 4 young girls.  It was a powerful and painful film to watch, but this story needs to be told again and again lest we forget.  Birmingham has come a long way since those days of the Civil Rights Movement, but we still have work to do, as do Americans across our country.


I will be teaching my photography class, From Snapshots to Creative Photographs at Samford After Sundown again this fall. Please share this link with anyone who might be interested in the Birmingham area.

Also, for those of you planning a trip to Paris, or just dreaming of one, I"ll be teaching a one day workshop, Weekend In Paris at Samford on Sept. 28 from 9-3.  I will share travel tips, a bit of French culture and language as well my favorites things to see and do in Paris. In the afternoon we will talk photography and how to bring home fabulous photographs from your travels.  

6 comments:

Dina said...

Your photo captures and says it all.

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

Birmingham has been featured in some of the documentary and background pieces I have seen on TV this week about the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington The conditions of 50 years ago seem so unthinkable now.

Daryl said...

what a great contrast.. you took me to that park and i took a shot of that sculpture, it resonates within me still

Lynette said...

Again and again, lest we forget. Indeed. Virginia, have you read Four Spirits by Sena Jeter Naslund? It's amazing, in my opinion.

Lily Hydrangea said...

nice picture Virginia!
Thanks for reminding me about Lee's film too.

William Kendall said...

I don't think I've seen the film. I'll have to look it up.

Beautiful stainglass window!