Paul Kwilecki Photographs

Photographs depicting life in Bainbridge, Georgia from 1960-2001, and several manuscripts by the photographer. More »

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Three boys with basketball, 1971 kwlph060010020
View the highlight item: Elberta Crate and Box Co., 1981 Nov.
Elberta Crate and Box Co., 1981 Nov. kwlph090010370
View the highlight item: Modern architecture, 1980 Sept. (Understandings)
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View the highlight item: Grain storage, 1996 Feb.
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About the Digital Collection

Paul Kwilecki’s Photograph Collection contains black and white prints made in and around the town of Bainbridge, Georgia from 1960-2008. A self-taught photographer, Kwilecki honed his craft by photographing the broad spectrum of daily life manifested in Bainbridge and the rural areas of Decatur County. From the Shade Tobacco workers in the fields to the tombstones in the cemeteries and the emotional dramas played out in the Decatur County Courthouse, Kwilecki documented everything in an effort to capture and understand humanity. The collection of primarily 11x14 inch prints is organized into subject areas including: agriculture, architecture, county fairs, the Flint River, industry, neighborhoods, the Prom, religious life, shoppers, social events, stores, Willis Park and, workers.

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