On Thursday, August 29 at 3:30pm we will host an opening reception for an exhibit of student documentary photography in the Gammill Gallery of Barnard Observatory.
Making Space, Living in Place: Physical, Cultural, and Social Landscapes of North Mississippi
An exhibit of photographs from the spring 2013 documentary photography seminar
Opening Reception: Thursday, August 29, from 3:30 to 5pm in the Gammill Gallery of Barnard Observatory
The assignment for students in the spring 2013 documentary photography seminar was deceptively simple: to use the medium of still photography to conduct a visual of inquiry of north Mississippi, especially some of the ways its regional culture reflects the relationship between area residents and the physical environment. More specifically, the six students—Ethan Booker, Leslie Hassel, Mary Kate Keappler, Austin McAfee, Daniel Russell, and Rachael Walker—hoped to compile a photographic record of 1) the region as a physical place; 2) some of the spaces people have created within that place; and 3) some of the human activities that take place there. At the end of the semester, each student assembled book of 20-25 of his/her photographs that explored these themes. In addition, the group as a whole edited the hundreds of pictures they made over the course of the semester into “Making Space, Living in Place: Physical, Cultural, and Social Landscapes of North Mississippi,” the 71-photograph exhibit currently on display at the Center’s Gammill Gallery.