Thomas S. Rankin
Director of Graduate Studies for the Masters of Fine Arts in Experimental & Documentary Arts
A photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist, Tom Rankin
has been documenting and interpreting American
culture for nearly twenty years. His 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).
Rankin, Tom. “Rendering Local Community: Stories of Indivisible.” Anchorage Museum of History and Art, Oct. 2002.
Rankin, Tom. Photography’s Lure. Oct. 2002.
Rankin, Tom. Fixing the Southern Vernacular: The Contemporaneous Art of Walker Evans and William Faulkner. July 2002.
Rankin, Tom. Indivisible: Stories of American Community. Jan. 2001.