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

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