Wednesday, December 3, 2008


"Jesus in Alabama" began as a photojournalism project that I intended to make into a book. Two publishers said no, including one owned by the newspaper where I work. Still, the other encouraged me to seek others publishers but to call them back in a year if I was unsuccessful. I ended up getting a full-time job and buying a house within that year, and I dropped the project out of time constraints.

I continued shooting pictures whenever I saw them. This blog will contain those pictures and videos I've shot of the name "Jesus." I welcome submissions from readers -- and they don't have to be in Alabama. Be creative and don't limit yourself to "Jesus" as a written word. Pictures or statues are fine, and feel free to send in "God" submissions.

This project isn't intended to be sacrilegious, so please don't submit that type of thing,. It won't be used. (But they can be humorous.) The purpose is to highlight a part of society that burns with a mission to share Jesus with the world. Whether you are a believer, a skeptic or somewhere in between, this site is intended to make you feel at home.

-- Owen Tew