Workshop Students Document the Arts in Oxford

Screen Shot 2017-08-21 at 2.59.45 PMLast week, we hosted a three-day documentary workshop for 11 incoming and current MA students in Southern Studies and students in the new MFA in Documentary Expression program. Documentarians Andy Harper, John Rash, and Rex Jones of the Southern Documentary Project and Ava Lowrey and Sara Wood of the Southern Foodways Alliance planned and led the workshop. We began by introducing different documentary methods, and then moved on to group projects documenting three Oxonians involved in the arts.


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Rachel Childs, Mary Stanton Knight, Chelsea Loper, and Jonathan Smith interviewed Oxford artist and English professor Blair Hobbs. Andy Harper served as their instructor.

A Colorful Mess from The Southern Documentary Project on Vimeo.

Powerhouse of the Arts

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Students Don Harvey, Jasmine Karlowski, Susie Penman, and Hooper Schultz interviewed Wayne Andrews, executive director of the Yoknapatawpha Arts Council. John Rash and Rex Jones led the group.

Powerhouse of the Arts from The Southern Documentary Project on Vimeo.

Randy Weeks, Mississippi Songwriter

Students Keerthi Chandrashekar, Je’Monda Roy, and Jimmy Thomas interviewed songwriter Randy Weeks. Ava Lowrey served as their instructor.

Randy Weeks, Mississippi Songwriter from The Southern Documentary Project on Vimeo.