The late Sen. Herman Talmadge and I shared a chilly relationship. I poked him and he poked back. I recount a few of our exchanges in a remembrance of the man who died this week in 2002.
The Southland is strewn with shacks, sheds and shanties of all shapes, sizes and purposes. The rib shack, the snack shack and of course the love shack. My camera and I traveled across Georgia and returned with some excellent examples.
…HIPSTERVILLE. The neighborhood around the MLK Center is now a a hipster destination with the coming of the Atlanta Streetcar and new shops, bars and restaurants. It’s almost groovy.
The sometimes complementary, sometimes contradictory, and always complicated nature of Georgia is portrayed in a photo essay and book, “The Road Leads Back: An Ode to Georgia.”
A photo essay imagines what a young boy might have seen in Georgia 50 years ago. All images were captured around Newborn and Broughton, Georgia.
A profusion of color The Hispanic shopping center on Buford Highway is the town square for Atlanta’s burgeoning Latin American population. It’s nickname, El Rinconcito de Nuestro Pueblo, means the Little Corner of Our Little Town. With 280 stores, CBS Sunday Morning said “there’s everything you would find in a Mexican village.” The mall welcomes […]
Stainless steel appliances are so last year. The coolest appliances you can find were built before 1960. A small company in Clayton, Ga., leads the nation in restoring retro appliances.
Cussing, lying and drinking could get you excommunicated, but getting pregnant was excused by the Concord Primitive Baptist Church.
The first UGA football game of 2014 is right around the corner. Doug Hall pays homage to UGA red with a gallery of portraits, all containing some red elements. And he managed to work in Fresh Air Barbecue.
The Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau has 65 family reunions on its books this year with each reunion bringing about 100 visitors to Atlanta. A look at the Love Family Reunion.
Lulu Bobo, Seventeen Burdeen, a Dot, a Spec, and a Freak. I share some of the funny names for which the South is famous. Plus, what’s up with those SOBs in Coffee County?
Pastry chef Pamela Moxley of Miller Union in Atlanta bucks a few restaurant trends. First, she says she wants her food to look like real food. And then there is the matter of flavor. This renown cook and her color-splashed home are profiled.
On a recent road trip through northwest Georgia I stopped and made portraits of a few of the people who I met. I hope you will enjoy them. I try to capture the humanity in the people I photograph. I hope it shows.
After a huge meal at the Dillard House you will want to take a walk around the peaceful and beautiful grounds of the restaurant The Dillard House is still the epitome of good eating in North Georgia. Sorry, Smith House. Now in its 97th year of operation the Dillard House is one of the few […]
On this Father’s Day, I salute my father, Spec Hall Sr., a pioneer of the farm to table movement. Alice Waters was one-year-old when my dad was growing vegetables and driving them to market in his truck.
Preservation of downtown buildings has been an economic boom for Dublin Ga. More than 150 jobs have been created. Now there’s hope for Dublin’s skyscraper.
On this Memorial Day, we take a look at Andersonville Prison in Sumter County, Ga. Over a course of 14 months some 13,000 Civil War soldiers died in captivity there.
Georgia tourism is more than Six Flags and a fish tank. If you’re willing to explore, interesting attractions can be found in every county.
I was happy and honored to help support the work of The UCLA Blum Center by giving a license to use photos for a conference on poverty and health in Latin America.
You drive through the College Park Cemetery to reach the Princeton Court Senior Residences. All joking aside, retirement is one of the good things to do in Georgia. In my twenties I knew a man who never considered the idea of retirement. He was a 71-year-old US District Court judge. He called me Bob. I […]
Madison GA – For whatever reason General Sherman didn’t burn Madison and for that we are eternally grateful. Here are some scenes from the 2014 spring tour. The main house at Willow Oak Farm, constructed in 1866. A second home, known as the “gathering house” was erected in 2000 adjacent to this structure. The gathering […]
The Beautiful soul food restaurant in southwest Atlanta is owned by The Perfect Church, giving real meaning to the term soul food.
Gone With the Wind Museum in Marietta tops a list of offbeat museums in Georgia. Others include an Elvis museum, a fireman’s museum and a wax museum.
The Fox Theater in Atlanta is easily the most famous and some would say fabulous theater in Georgia. Other cities boast magnificent venues like the Springer Opera House in Columbus, the Grand Opera House in Macon, and the Lucas Theatre in Savannah. Many of Georgia’s smaller towns and cities point with pride to their own […]
Street photography: Meet a few of the people I’ve run across during my travels along US Highway 17 in coastal Georgia and Metropolitan Parkway in Atlanta.
Midway Congregational Church and Cemetery is located on Highway 17 in Liberty County, Georgia © Doug Hall A landmark in Georgia history, Midway Congregational Church in Liberty County was established in 1752. The original building was burned by the British during the American Revolution. This building was erected in 1792. It is much the same […]
How Lewis Grizzard, Loran Smith and I wound up in a dive bar on a side street in downtown Dublin, Georgia.
South Georgia may be an unlikely place to find pickup truck drivers in flannel shirts sipping socially-conscious, environmentally-friendly, organic, fair trade coffee, but that’s the morning routine at Café Campesino.
Georgia is an explosion of profuse colors in spring. So could I capture the feeling of spring in black and white? I set out with my camera in East Point GA.
Martha Stewart was interviewed by WXIA outside Taqueria del Sol. She discusses the restaurant scene in West Midtown, Atlanta. Taqueria is owned by my friends Mike Klank and Eddie Hernandez.
If a picture is worth a thousand words, here are 4,000 words about a typical Sunday in South Georgia, USA. A Christian youth theater group performs, women in prison take a break, a 3-year-old drives a John Deere in camouflage, and grandma “makes” fried chicken.
Mardi Gras is far more than a one-day bacchanal on Bourbon and Canal streets. For locals Mardi Gras involves some 60 parades that run this year from February 15 until Ash Wednesday. Many of the best parades and parties happen outside the French Quarter and away from downtown’s Canal Street.
Tomorrow is Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Look for my post on Tuesday about how to celebrate Mardi Gras without dealing with Boubon Street and Canal Street. In the meantime a little story. The last time I was at Mardi Gras I was walking along Rampart Street and I saw this woman sitting on […]
¿Se habla español? Spanish explorer Lucas Vázquez de Ayllón may have established the first named European settlement in the US on the coast of Georgia in 1526. San Miguel de Guadalupe was thought to be near Sapelo Island. The settlement failed after a few months. Georgia’s San Miguel predates the arrival of English General James […]
The lady at the hardware store told me that they are open Monday to Saturday from 7:30 to 6 except for ‘food eatin’ holidays.’- Tal Stanfield, East Point, Ga.
You miss a lot zipping across Georgia on a four-lane highway. Most of these scenes were snapped within 30 minutes of Interstate Highways 95, 85, 75, 20 and 16. So next time get off the interstate for a few miles and get to know your state. These images are from Georgia but you’ll find beauty […]