Apr
12
Mon
M.F.A. Artist Talk with Andrea Morales @ Online
Apr 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Join M.F.A. candidate Andrea Morales in discussion with Ralph Eubanks as she discusses her thesis project “Roll Down Like Water.”
Andrea Morales is a documentary photographer and journalist born in Lima, Peru and raised in Miami, Florida. Her personal work attempts to lens the issues of displacement, disruption, and everyday magic. Adding glimpses of daily life to the record is central to how she makes work. While earning a B.S. in journalism at the University of Florida and an M.A. in visual communication at Ohio University, she worked as a photojournalist in newsrooms including the New York Times and The Concord Monitor. She is currently a producer at the Southern Documentary Project, an institute of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi and the visual director for the MLK50: Justice Through Journalism.
W. Ralph Eubanks is a visiting professor of Southern Studies, English, and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College. Eubanks is author of “The House at the End of the Road: The Story of Three Generations of an Interracial Family in the American South” and “Ever Is a Long Time: A Journey into Mississippi’s Dark Past,” which Washington Post book critic Jonathan Yardley named as one of the best nonfiction books of the year. Eubanks’s most recent book “A Place Like Mississippi” was published in March 2021.
Nov
9
Tue
Andrea Morales Gallery Walk @ Barnard Observatory Gammill Gallery
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Andrea Morales presents “Roll Down Like Water: Photography of Everyday History From Memphis, Tennessee” in the Gammill Gallery, on display from Nov. 8, 2021 to Jan. 14, 2021. She will be at a gallery walk on Tuesday, Nov. 9 at 4 p.m.

Dec
1
Wed
SouthTalks: Road through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial @ Online
Dec 1 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Road through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial

Jessica Ingram and David Wharton

Jessica Ingram’s Road through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial was shortlisted for the 2020 Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation First PhotoBook Award and named one of the New York Times Best Art Books of 2020. The result of nearly a decade of research and fieldwork, Ingram’s work unlocks complex histories of the civil rights era, reframing commonplace landscapes as sites of both remembrance and resistance—as the fight for civil rights goes on and memorialization has become the literal subject of contested cultural and societal ground.

Ingram works with multimedia and archives to explore the ethos of communities and notions of progress and resistance in American culture. Raised in Tennessee, she received her BFA from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and her MFA from California College of the Arts. Her work has been featured in the New Yorker, the New York Times, Oxford American, Vice, Wired, NPR, and as an official selection at the Sundance Film Festival.

In this SouthTalk about her work and on Road through Midnight, Ingram will be in conversation with assistant professor of Southern Studies and director of documentary studies David Wharton. Wharton has an MFA in photography and a PhD in American studies, both from the University of Texas at Austin. He is the author of three books of photographs, with a fourth due to be published in 2022. He has taught at the University of Mississippi’s Center for the Study of Southern Culture since 1999.

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 unless otherwise noted. However, as a result of the ongoing health crisis, many events will be virtual, free, and made accessible on the Center’s YouTube channel after each live event. Visit the Center’s website for up-to-date-information about all Center events. Registration will be required for all events in order to receive the event link.

Mar
25
Fri
SouthTalks: Persistent Discoveries Photography Exhibition and Talk @ Online
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

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.

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Sam Wang photo of Kudzu Leaves

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.

Apr
13
Wed
SouthTalks: “Eudora Welty’s Photographic Vision” @ Barnard Observatory Tupelo Room
Apr 13 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Annette Trefzer presents “Eudora Welty’s Photographic Vision” at noon on Wednesday, April 13. Internationally known as a writer, Eudora Welty was also a talented photographer, yet the prevalent idea remains that Welty simply took snapshots before she found her true calling as a renowned fiction writer. But who was Welty as a photographer? What did she see? How and why did she photograph, and what did Welty know about modern photography? In this presentation, Trefzer answers these questions by exploring Eudora Welty’s photographic archive.

Trefzer is a professor of English at the University of Mississippi. She is the author of “Exposing Mississippi: Eudora Welty’s Photographic Reflections” and “Disturbing Indians: The Archaeology of Southern Fiction.” She is coeditor of five volumes in the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Series published by the University Press of Mississippi.

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.