About the Gallery

The Gammill Gallery is located in the west wing of Barnard Observatory. Named for Lynn and Stewart Gammill of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, longtime supporters of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi, the Gammill Gallery hosts a variety of exhibitions devoted to documentary photography of the American South.

The Gammill Gallery has featured the work of numerous photographers, including Bern and Franke Keating, Birney Imes, Jack Kotz, Todd Bertolaet, David Wharton, Wiley Prewitt, and Jane Rule Burdine. Each year, the Gallery exhibits works produced by students in the Southern Studies program.

The Gammill Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., except for University holidays. For more information, contact us.

Current Exhibit:

Southern Studies and Art: Photographing Place in the American South

Opening reception Wednesday, March 25 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

On display Feb. 28-April 9

This course from Fall 2019 focused on the intersections of documentary and fine art photography with a particular emphasis on photographing “place-ness” in the American South. It concentrated on both the idea of “place” and the process of making photographs of actual places. The work in this exhibition is the culmination of a semester-long investigation into this theme and resulted in each student producing a portfolio of work that was self-directed. Some were Southern Studies majors and some were art majors, but all of them brought a variety of skill sets to the course. They shared ideas and points of view freely, and each group learned from the other, which is one benefit of interdisciplinary scholarship.

Students enrolled:

Katherine Elizabeth Aberle

Annemarie Nichols Anderson

Amanda Patrice Bannon

Anna Grace Edwards

Chinonyeranyi Eruetu Kalu

Tyler Dawson Keith

Andrea Morales

David Hooper (Hooper) Schultz

Caroline Kuyrkendall

Joseph Brady (Brady) Shorter

Robert Elliot (Elliot) Grime

Photo by Andrea Morales
Photo by Hooper Schultz
Photo by Anna Edwards