The Tubman Museum, in partnership with Middle Georgia State University, presents the first public exhibition of works by photographer and MGSU artist-in-residence, Johnny Crawford.
"Macon Trailblazers and Activists" features 40 photographs by the artist, including the portraits of 30 Macon residents who overcame obstacles and made significant contributions to the community.
Unlike other exhibits of this type, the subjects were not chosen by committee or Museum staff. Instead each subject recommended the next, so the project evolved organically over time through interaction between and conversations with the subjects themselves. The result is by no means an attempt at a comprehensive list of "Who's Who" in the community, but rather a purposefully limited and compelling view of the Macon African American community, past and present, with a nod to its future.
Prior to coming to Macon, Crawford was a photojournalist and photo editor for the Atlanta Journal Constitution for 28 years, where he won numerous national awards for his sports photography and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 1994. He also has been a photography instructor at Clark Atlanta University and the University of Georgia.
Don't miss the exhibition of unique photographs by this award-winning native son of Georgia.