The series centered on the SECCA premises continues with a photographic exhibition. | Movie

SECCA the series focused on the local continues with a photographic exhibition.

On view from April 9 to May 8, 2022 / Southern Idiom Gallery

SECCA’s Southern Idiom exhibition series continues with jazz high heels, with new photographs by Bobby Roebuck. An exhibition opening reception will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.00.


As a photographer, my intention is to capture the expressions of the moment in the faces of the photographed subject. Each expression promotes energy, experience and love for musical expression. The person who sees my photo should almost have the impression of being along the stage attending the show or the concert. Through the use of stage lighting or my personal production lighting, the lights add shadows that demonstrate a dramatic image of the face, hands, or toe tapping beat that helps mark the timing of the music . The music and lighting bring the scene to life…and that’s what I want to communicate to the viewer.


Bobby Roebuck is above all a jazz photographer, with a unique artistic vision. He is a creative photographer who strives to capture the essence of moments to be remembered for a lifetime. Bobby taps into his natural talent as a visual artist and uses his ability to manipulate light to bring out the true beauty of his subject. He films jazz concerts and is always fascinated by the ability of dynamic musicians to bring sweet melodies to the ears of the listener. Bobby gets energized along the photographer’s pit as he catches every expression from the performers and maneuvers into the right position to secure the incredible expressions demonstrated on each face.


SECCA’s Southern Idiom exhibition series was launched in 2017 as a platform to elevate and celebrate the work of Winston-Salem artists. Unlike many exhibits at SECCA, works exhibited in Southern Idiom are available for purchase. Bobby Roebuck’s exhibition marks the 26and installment of the series, whose former artists include Sharon Hardin, Terri Dowell-Dennis, Ashley Johnson, Frank Campion, Mona Wu, Owens Daniels, Jessica Singerman, Leo Rucker, Kevin Calhoun, Paul Travis Phillips, Laura Lashley Sam “The Dot Man “McMillan et al.

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