The Writers & Authors SeriesSouthernmost Art and Literary Portraits
Photographer Jimm Roberts offers insight into his work and that of the 50 internationally noted artists and writers he photographed in the south.

Chapter I: Writers & Authors Series (in 12 Chapters)


Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits

Jimm Roberts


Program Overview

A landmark late twentieth-century pictorial archive that beautifully chronicles, in illuminating detail, fifty important American artists and writers in place: Edward Albee, Ann Beattie, John Chamberlain, Annie Dillard, John Hersey, Carl Hiaasen, Elmore Leonard, Roy Lichtenstein, Alison Lurie, William Manchester, James Merrill, John D. MacDonald, James A. Michener, Jules Olitski, Robert Rauschenberg, Larry Rivers, James Rosenquist, Isaac B. Singer, and Joy Williams, among others.

Southernmost Art and Literary Portraits features eighty-five engaging black-and-white studies, many of which are being made public here for the first time. This collection is the first gallery of portraits to be paired with revealing quotes from the subjects themselves, along with biographical profiles. Recognizing these distinguished men and women and raising awareness of their work, the book offers fresh insight, intimate remembrances, and exclusive information of widespread and lasting interest. Thought provoking and often surprising, this work includes fourteen influential artists, twelve Pulitzer Prize winners, a Nobel Prize Laureate, seven recipients of the National Book Award, and eight of the world’s best-selling authors.

Jimm Roberts

Jimm Roberts is a nationally recognized, award winning photographer with a well established reputation for his skillful and creative approach to portraiture. His work has appeared in leading magazines such as the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, and Vogue; on album / cd covers for the Allman Brothers Band. Pat Travers, and Otis Redding; on the dust jackets of books by Pulitzer Prize winning writers Alison Lurie, and James A. Michener; in exhibition catalogues of artists such as John Chamberlain, Jules Olitski, and Syd Solomon; on Dateline NBC; in corporate ads, annual reports, political campaigns, traffic - building brochures, billboards, as well as museum galleries.

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Program Date & Time

7:00 pm


Free admission. Donations appreciated.


The Writers & Authors Series is curated by Carol Ringold.


This program made possible through a grant from:

Florida Humanities Council

Pinellas County

City of St. Petersburg

This project was funded in part by the Pinellas County Commission through the Pinellas County Arts Council’s Cultural Development Grant program.