Jul 18, 2013 - Issue 525

 BlackCommentator.com: Confrontation - Art By Jim Alexander Photography, Atlanta GA

Jim Alexander Photography


Confrontation - Tupelo, Mississippi 1978

(one photograph in the "Struggle" series)

Artist Statement

I shot this photograph at a rally protesting the KKK during Thanksgiving weekend in Tupelo Ms. in 1978.While we were protesting the klansmen having a press conference at the jail, a young lady told me and another brother that the klan was having a rally at the post office. The brother I was with said he was going to go cuss them out, so I said I'm going with you to take your picture. He cussed and I photographed.

All photographs are signed and numbered in editions of 100

Iris Giclee prints are made on Epson printers with Epson archival papers and inks.

Silver Gelatin photographs are hand produced on archival fiber based papers.

For purchasing, publishing rights, exhibits or other information please contact Jim Alexander Photography directly via his Website.

Represented by BlackCommentator.com

What is a Giclee?

A Giclee (pronounced Zhee-Clay) is a very high end digitally produced archival quality print. Giclees are printed on archival substrates, such as Arches Cold Press watercolor papers, Somerset watercolor papers or specially prepared canvases, with archival, light fast inks, at a very high resolution. Depending on the medium of the original work, giclees are printed on paper or canvas. Watercolor paintings render very well on the watercolor papers, and oil paintings printed as canvas giclees have the rich tonal quality of original oil paintings. Canvas giclees are also coated with a special finishing media to protect the surface. Canvas giclees are stretched and framed as one would display an original oil painting. Watercolor giclees are typically framed behind glass, as one would do with an original watercolor painting.


Jim Alexander has spent over forty years refining his art of documentary photography. A photojournalist, teacher, activist, entrepreneur and media consultant, Mr. Alexander has been on the scene -- at festivals, concerts, cultural events, rallies, demonstrations, meetings and marches, photographing events that guided the course of history.