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 (Spring 2015):
- Ami 205.01, Contemporary documentary films
- White 107, Tu 01:40 PM-05:10 PM
- Mfaeda 703.01, Exper and doc arts
- Bridges 113, W 08:30 AM-11:30 AM
- Mfaeda 721.01, Critique ii
- Gross hall 105, W 01:40 PM-05:00 PM
- Mfaeda 723.01, Critique iv
- Blackwell 124, 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).