Assistant Professor of Film Production and Southern Studies John Rash is a filmmaker, photographer, and video artist who earned his M.F.A. in Experimental and Documentary Arts from Duke University. John has worked as visual storyteller and educator in the United States and China for more than 20 years. His research and teaching are focused on Documentary Studies, Southern Studies, film production, avant-garde cinema, expanded cinema, and moving-image installation. As the founder/curator of the Southern Punk Archive, John works to preserve the music, stories, and ephemera from vibrant D.I.Y. punk and hardcore communities throughout the American South. John’s creative work explores cultural outsiders and environmental topics through lens-based media as informed by documentary traditions. John was the recipient of the Soul of Southern Film award from Indie Memphis Film Festival in 2018 and continues to exhibit his work in festivals, galleries, and museums internationally.