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 gallery has long hosted a variety of exhibitions devoted to documentary-style photography from the American South.

Exhibitions have regularly featured work from student photographers in the Southern Studies program as well from many of the South’s most respected photographic educators and professionals. Among the latter are Maude Schuyler Clay, William Ferris, Will Jacks, Betty Press, Tom Rankin, Euphus Ruth, Jerry Siegel, Bill Steber, and Brooke White, to mention only a few.

Although the Covid-19 pandemic brought a temporary pause to our exhibition schedule, we hope to start exhibiting again in the fall of 2021.

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.

“Persistent Discoveries,” a retrospective photo exhibition by Sam Wang, a South Carolina-based photographer and Clemson University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts, are currently on display in Gammill Gallery.  There will be a virtual SouthTalk at noon on Friday, March 25 when Wang presents the “Persistent Discoveries Photography Exhibition and Talk.” There will be a discussion between Wang and John Rash, Southern Documentary Project producer/director, concerning the Wang’s photos. Rash curated the exhibition and also produced an accompanying 25-minute documentary film about Wang, which has been screening as part of the traveling exhibition and is currently in the national film festival circuit, including the Oxford Film Festival.

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Sam Wang photo of Kudzu Leaves