Jim Alexander
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  • Atlanta, GA
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Jim Alexander is an award winning documentary photographer who has spent over fifty years refining what he calls the art of documentary photography. A photojournalist, teacher, activist, media consultant and entrepreneur, Alexander has amassed an impressive collection of images of Black culture and human rights photographs. He has been on the scene at rallies, marches, festivals, meetings and various other cultural events, photographing people and events that have guided the course of African American history and human rights in the latter part of the 20th and beginning of the 21st centuries. Alexander did not set out to be a great artist, there was nothing, and no one, in his early life that could prepare or inform him for life as an artist. He started taking photographs at the age of 17 in the U.S. Navy at a time when photography was not yet considered broadly as art. He had his first exhibit 16 years later in 1968. It was also the same year he graduated from the New York Institute of Photography, with a degree in commercial photography, (www.nyip.edu/alumni  Our Famous Alumni).  Since that time, Alexander has taught photography at Yale University, five other colleges, spent five years as photographer in residence at Clark Atlanta University, and was director of a youth photography program for four years. His work is in numerous major collections including the Smithsonian, and there is a portfolio of fifty-five of his photographs from the Jim Alexander Collection at the Auburn Avenue Research Library in Atlanta,  on the UGA Galileo website. Alexander has had over sixty solo exhibits and is a 2006 inductee into The HistoryMakers. In 1995 when the city of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs began its annual "Master Artist" program, Jim Alexander was the first artist chosen. 

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At 5:42pm on May 21, 2012, Joyce Owens said…

Thanks, Jim! Hope all is well.

all the best,


p.s. I love your work, too!

At 10:57am on August 17, 2011, Joseph Osborne said…
I love your work Jim---Joseph Here
At 8:50am on October 13, 2010, D'yanis Samuel said…
Hi, My name is D'yanis Samuel and Im a photography student at the art institute of Charleston. I had the oppurtunity to meet Doyle Cloyd at an art exhibit he was holding at my school, and he told me about you. I really love your work, I am so inspired..
At 4:02pm on September 21, 2010, AA said…
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At 9:29pm on September 14, 2010, Leslye Joy Allen said…
Thanks so much! I am looking forward to it!!
At 6:47pm on August 17, 2010, Morris T. Howard said…
Thanks Jim. Jim you've got my permission to do anything you want my brother!!Ha!
At 6:43pm on August 17, 2010, Morris T. Howard said…
Jim if I can be half the artist and person you are, I'll be alright.
At 4:36pm on August 14, 2010, Joyce Owens said…
Good to see you Jim!

Best wishes to you and yours.

At 10:59am on August 13, 2010, Clark D Baker III said…
Jim, Kerry Davis is a very good friend of mine and alway speak glowingly of your work and the history that you empart. Thanks for the invite. I am honored.

At 12:11am on August 13, 2010, Clark D Baker III said…
Wonderful workJim......WELCOME!!

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