Eyes on Main Street Inc

Jared Ragland is a fine art and documentary photographer and former White House photo editor. He is at work on a long-term documentary on methamphetamine use in rural northeast Alabama. He currently teaches in the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Ragland is the photo editor of National Geographic Books’ The President’s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office and has worked on assignment for NGOs in the Balkans, the former Soviet Bloc, East Africa, and Haiti. In 2015, Ragland was named one of Time magazine’s “Instagram Photographers to Follow in All 50 States.” He is the recipient of a 2017 Alabama State Council on the Arts fellowship, and in 2018 was an artist-in-residence during the fourth edition of the Eyes On Main Street photography festival. His work has been exhibited internationally, and his photographs have been featured by Forbes, the Oxford American, and the New York Times. (Photo shot in Marshall County, AL, USA 2017. Photo sponsors: Neill and Linda Connor.)

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