Christmas wishes from the guys in Summerhill circa 1974. The boys were members of a youth group organized by Emmaus House, an Episcopal Church outpost in Atlanta's worst slum.

Christmas wishes from the guys in Summerhill circa 1974. The boys were members of a youth group organized by Emmaus House, an Episcopal Church outpost in Atlanta’s worst slum.


From Tales of Old Atlanta – The photo journalism of Boyd Lewis 1969-79.

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Boyd Lewis

Boyd Lewis

New Orleans family. War baby. Family moved a lot. Secondary and college education in Memphis, TN. Just before 1967 graduation, commissioning and tour of leafy, lovely Vietnam, banged up in auto accident. Decided to go into journalism. Tennessee mountain weekly, small Mississippi daily and nearly three decades in Atlanta. Black and alternative newspapers, freelance photojournalist, public radio news and documentary producer, news writer for CNN. Married Deborah James, followed her to Los Angeles for job. Quit the dismal trade and became middle school English teacher in LA barrio school. Quite happy.