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David Wharton: Southern Photographs



David Wharton, after an extended trip through Andean South America in 1974, resolved to make photography his life's work. From 1976 to 1978, he worked as a photojournalist for the Willamette Valley Observer in Eugene, Oregon. He then entered graduate school at the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned his M.F.A. in photography in 1986 and his Ph.D. in American studies in 1994. He taught at the University of Texas at San Antonio from 1996 to 1998 and, since 1999, has been Director of Documentary Studies and an assistant professor of Southern studies in the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. His photographs have been exhibited throughout the United States, Latin America, and Europe, and he is the author of The Soul of a Small Texas Town: Photographs, Memories, and History from McDade (2000) and Small Town South (2012).


Charles Reagan Wilson was the Kelly Gene Cook Sr. Chair of History and Professor of Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi from 1981 until his retirement in 2014. He also served as Director of the Southern Studies academic program at Mississippi from 1991 to 1998 and as Director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture from 1998–2007. Wilson is the author of numerous acclaimed books, including Baptized in Blood: The Religion of the Lost Cause, 1865–1920 (1980), Judgment and Grace in Dixie: Southern Faiths from Faulkner to Elvis (1995), and Flashes of Southern Spirit: Meanings of the Spirit in the U.S. South (2011). He is also the editor of Religion in the South (1985), coeditor (with Bill Ferris) of The Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (1989), which received the Dartmouth Prize from the American Library Association as the best reference book of the year, editor of Religion (1991), and general editor of the 24-volume The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2006–2013).


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