Local Author Sonya "Sam" Mitchell Debuts "Picture The Picture" At Central Library, Saturday, April 1, 2023

Picture the Picture Book Release program at the Central Library

  • What: Author talk by Birmingham resident Sonya "Sam" Mitchell about her new book of photography, Picture the Picture
  • Where: Central Library, 1st floor, Grand Reading Room | 2100 Park Place
  • Date: Saturday, April 1, 2023
  • Time: 1:00–2:00 p.m.
  • Details: Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing

Throughout the course of a day, each of us would describe the vast majority of our experiences as being ordinary. The people we meet, the things we see, the tasks we undertake, and the emotions we feel are usually unremarkably familiar to us and, therefore, do not cause us to reflect much on their meaning and significance.

Most of us, however, long for the opportunity to break from the commonplace and encounter our everyday world from a different, and perhaps more expansive, perspective. One way we can do this is through art. 

Local Birmingham resident Sonya "Sam" Mitchell recently published a book in which she uses the art of photography to view her ordinary world in a more extraordinary way. Picture the Picture is a captivating album of photographs of seemingly mundane objects, both natural and human-made, that Sam has stumbled upon during one of her many walks through her neighborhood. Each photography is accompanied by a Scripture verse that further inspires the reader to look upon their routine surroundings with a different set of lenses. 

Please join us in the Grand Reading Room at the Central Library at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 1, 2023, for the release of Picture the Picture. Sam Mitchell will explain her motivation behind creating the book and copies will be available for purchase and signing by the author. 

By Jim Murray | Librarian Ⅱ, BST Department, Central Library 


Sonya Sam Mitchell said…
Thank you so much to the Birmingham Public Library for ALL that you do!!! I am Blessed, honored and excited to have my very first Book Release of “Picture the Picture” there on tomorrow, April 1, 2023!!