Photography, Filmaking & Folklore
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).
MFA Georgia State University 1987
MA University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1983
BA Tufts University 1980
Other School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA 1978
Teaching (Fall 2015):
- Artsvis 216.01, Doc photo/south culture
- Bridges 201, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
- Mfaeda 720.01, Critique i
- Art 102, W 01:40 PM-05:00 PM
- Mfaeda 722.01, Critique iii
- Crowell 106, W 01:40 PM-05:00 PM
- Tom Rankin. A Place of Tender Images: Paul Kwilecki's Four Decades of Photography of Decatur County, GA. (2012).
- Tom Rankin. Truths of the Matter: Traditions in Documentary Studies. (2012).
- Colors of Confinement: Color Photographs of Japanese AmericanIncarceration in World War II. edited by Tom Rankin with Iris Tillman Hill(2012).
- In This Timeless Time. edited by Tom Rankin, with Iris Tillman Hill(2011).
- Tom Rankin. "The Cruel Radiance of the Obvious." Southern Cultures (2011).