After Jordan

Fay & Persimmon
Alonzo Jordan's Studio, 1950c and 2013
After Jordan Installation View
After Jordan Installation View
After Jordan Installation View
Leon Cauley
Mary McCrae
Calvin Armstrong
Mom & Megan
Willie's Daughter
Elvis Seastrunk
Larry Armstrong
Shawn's Bible
Earl Smith
Albert Jones
Fay
Willie Smith
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Mama Seale
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Tamika, Chrishawn, Jarvis, Devon, & Shelton
Jimmy Stanfield
Elvis Seastrunk
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Donna Scott
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
John Henry Mitchell
Charles McFarland
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Willie McCrae
Jimmy Little
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Pauline Brumley
Fay & Pauline
Jasmine Henderson
Bronson Henderson
Guest Pastor
Ella Franks
Jack Armstrong
Coach Williams
Katie
David Cauley
Jack Brooks
Braids
Calvin Armstrong
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Albert, Coach Williams, Willie, & Elvis

Fay & Persimmon

Jasper, Texas
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Alonzo Jordan's Studio, 1950c and 2013

After Jordan Installation View

After Jordan Installation View

After Jordan Installation View

Leon Cauley

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Mary McCrae

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Calvin Armstrong

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Mom & Megan

Jasper, Texas; Mount Olive Baptist.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Willie's Daughter

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Elvis Seastrunk

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Larry Armstrong

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Shawn's Bible

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Earl Smith

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Albert Jones

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Fay

Sunday in June
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Willie Smith

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Mama Seale

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Tamika, Chrishawn, Jarvis, Devon, & Shelton

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Jimmy Stanfield

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Elvis Seastrunk

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Donna Scott

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

John Henry Mitchell

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Charles McFarland

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Willie McCrae

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Jimmy Little

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Pauline Brumley

Jasper, Texas; Mount Olive Baptist
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Fay & Pauline

Sisters
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Jasmine Henderson

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Bronson Henderson

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Guest Pastor

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Ella Franks

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Jack Armstrong

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Coach Williams

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Katie

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

David Cauley

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Jack Brooks

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Calvin Armstrong

Jasper, Texas; Armstrong Memorial C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches
Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Albert, Coach Williams, Willie, & Elvis

Jasper, Texas; Moore Chapel C.M.E.
Archival Pigment Print, 16 x 20 inches

Alonzo Jordan, was a community photographer in Jasper Texas who documented nearly every type of community ritual from weddings and parties to “the last look,” at funeral receptions. Nearly every member of the African American community in Jasper Texas had their portrait made by Jordan during his 4o year career as a photographer. This work is an effort to trace back over Jordan’s amazing legacy by making portraits of people he once photographed 20 years ago. Subjects were photographed in a similar manner to the way Jordan would have photographed them, using a large format view camera. I did not know about Jordan until I had been well under way in a project to document members of Armstrong and Moore Chapel C.M.E. churches, making pictures candidly during church service for a membership registry. During the process people would say, “you are just as slow as Alonzo was.” This prompted me to learn about the man and his craft. This work would not exist without his precedent.

Prospectus