Award-winning photographer John Dersham has released a new book, My Alabama: John Dersham Photographs a State, a selection of 200 images of the state from Dersham’s vast catalog of over 50,000. These photographs offer a unique and stunning portrait of Alabama’s diverse natural, topographical, and cultural assets. The book, which carries a foreword by Bo Jackson, was published in May 2019 with the support of the Alabama Bicentennial Commission.
My Alabama is organized seasonally. Dersham shares a journey with readers from a warm, green Alabama spring on the Cahaba River to a summer evening on Cherokee County’s Weiss Lake. Throw on a coat on a frosty morning and find one of the state’s many waterfalls, like Pisgah Gorge Falls, or wander a path on the snow-covered Lookout Mountain. Readers move past breathtaking landscapes, scenic village crossroads with rustic country stores, and gleaming cityscapes shining in the evening light. From Guntersville Lake to the peaks of Monte Sano, from the port of Mobile to rural St. Clair County, Dersham captures the astonishing varied beauty of the Yellowhammer State in every shot.
John Dersham’s art photography and commercial work has been featured in gallery and other exhibits nationwide, and and he is an experienced photography instructor and speaker. His love of photography was developed during the 30 years he spent working at Kodak. Today, Dersham is president of DeKalb Tourism in Fort Payne.
John Dersham will present an Author Talk and book signing at Moon Lake Community Library on Monday evening, August 12, at 6:30. This free multi-media program is suitable for all ages. Refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase.