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A view from Duke University: Thomas Rankin spoke about photographic tradition

2016-11-09 17:23:27  source: PHOTOINTER [Original]  author:   editor: Ruoyi Li
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Thomas Rankin, the professor at Duke University, gave remarks on Chinese Photographic Art Festival on Saturday, November 5th at Swan Lakeview Hotel, Beijing.

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Topic: Documentary Arts and the Photographic Tradition: A view from Duke University

Time: Nov. 5th, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.


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About Tom Rankin

_DSC5324.jpgTom Rankin is director of the Center for Documentary Studies, professor of the practice of art and documentary studies, and director of the MFA in Experimental and Documentary Arts at Duke University.

A photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist, Rankin has been documenting and interpreting American culture for more than twenty years. Formerly associate professor of art and Southern studies at the University of Mississippi and chair of the Art Department at Delta State University, he was educated at Tufts University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Georgia State University. A native of Kentucky, he has curated a number of exhibitions and published numerous articles and reviews on photography and Southern culture.

His photographs have been published widely in numerous magazines, journals, and books, and he has exhibited throughout the country. 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).


About Duke University

Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, at which time the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The Duke University Graduate School offers graduate training in more than 70 departments and programs of study, including a wide range of master’s (MA/MS) and doctoral (PhD) programs. They also promote interdisciplinary research through more than 30 certificate programs, as well as dual- and joint-degree programs.


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