Thomas S. Rankin

Professor of the Practice in the Department of Art, Art History & Visual Studies

Education

  • M.F.A., Georgia State University 1987

  • M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1983

  • B.A., Tufts University 1980

Overview

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).

Expertise

Photography, filmmaking, folklore

Projects

Beyond Beauty: Photographs from the Duke University Special Collections Library featured more than 80 original photographs, films, personal artifacts and rare... read more »
Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate... read more »
Though artistic and ambitious, Paul Kwilecki (1928-2009) chose to remain in Bainbridge, Georgia, the small Decatur County town where he was born, raised, and ran the family's... read more »

Rankin, T. "Rendering Local Community: Stories of Indivisible (Accepted)." Anchorage Museum of History and Art (October 2002).

Rankin, T. "Photography’s Lure." (October 2002). (Academic Article)

Pages

Spring 2018

Intro to Digital Photography (ARTSVIS 119S.01)
Smith Wrhs A228, Tu 11:45 AM-02:15 PM

Fall 2017

Doc Photo/south Culture (ARTSVIS 216.01)
Bridges 201, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Doc Photo/south Culture (VMS 215.01)
Bridges 201, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2016

Contemporary Documentary Films (VMS 264.02)
East Duke 209, Tu 01:40 PM-05:10 PM

Fall 2015

Doc Photo/south Culture (ARTSVIS 216.01)
Bridges 201, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM
Doc Photo/south Culture (VMS 215.01)
Bridges 201, Th 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Spring 2015

Contemporary Documentary Films (VMS 264.01)
White 107, Tu 01:40 PM-05:10 PM
Contemporary Documentary Films (VMS 264.01M)
White 107, Tu 01:40 PM-05:10 PM

Spring 2014

Contemporary Documentary Films (VMS 264.01)
Nasher 105, Tu 01:40 PM-05:10 PM