Thomas S. Rankin
Professor of the Practice of Art, Art History & Visual Studies
M.F.A., Georgia State University 1987
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 1983
B.A., Tufts University 1980
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).
ExpertisePhotography, filmmaking, folklore
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.