This virtual SouthTalk at noon on Friday, March 25 invites photographer Sam Wang to discuss his current Photography Exhibition and Documentary Film screening at the Oxford Film Festival. There will be a discussion between Wang, South Carolina-based photographer and Clemson University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Visual Arts; John Rash, Southern Documentary Project producer/director; and Brooke White, Professor of Art /Area Head of Imaging Arts at the University of Mississippi. The discussion will focus around the current retrospective exhibition of his photographs on display in the Gammill Gallery in Barnard Observatory and the short film about Wang screening on March 26 at the Oxford Film Festival. Rash curated the exhibition and also produced the accompanying 25-minute documentary film about Wang which have been traveling together in exhibition across the South since October 2021.
SouthTalks is a series of events (including lectures, performances, film screenings, and panel discussions) that explores the interdisciplinary nature of Southern Studies. This series is free and open to the public, and typically takes place in the Tupelo Room of Barnard Observatory. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, some events will be virtual, free, and accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website at southernstudies.olemiss.edu for more details. Locations listed here are subject to change, and more events may be added throughout the semester. Registration will be required for all virtual events in order to receive the webinar link.