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MFA|EDA director Tom Rankin Artist Talk w/ Six Feet Photo

Online Artist Talk w/ Tom Rankin

Tuesday, April 21st, 7 pm – 8:30pm ET

As we encourage photographers to make personal and intimate images from within the confines of their daily lives, we have reached out to photographers around the globe for inspiration. Over the next eight weeks, this online documentary forum will feature photographers whose work focuses on their most intimate and immediate environment. For our first session, we are excited to welcome the photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist, Tom Rankin. Through his photography practice and extensive writing and lecturing on photography, Tom has explored and shined a light on the power of the medium to document, comment, engage, act, and, most importantly, reveal. For Tom, “photography in its finest and most decisive moments is about those tired or ignored or unseen parts of our lives, the mundane and worn paths that sit before us so firmly that we cease to notice.” As we shelter in place, perhaps Tom can “help us see beyond and around” to the real revelation at hand.

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Artist Bio: Tom Rankin is a celebrated and published documentary photographer and Professor of the Practice of Art and Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he directs the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts. For 15 years, Tom was the director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke. Tom Rankin’s books include Sacred Space: Photographs from the Mississippi Delta (1993), which received the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Photography; Deaf Maggie Lee Sayre:  Photographs of a River Life  (1995); Faulkner’s World:  The Photographs of Martin J. Dain (1997); and Local Heroes Changing America: Indivisible (2000). Tom is also the general editor of the Series on Documentary Arts and Culture with the University of North Carolina Press.

Fee: As a community-of-practice, we are dedicated to making sure our programming is accessible to everyone. There is no fee for registration. In the spirit of mutual aid, please donate if you can. Your support helps ensure the sustainability of our project.

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