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Rankin, Thomas Settle
Rankin, Thomas S., 1957-
found: Free Hill [SR] p1985: container (field recordings and notes by Tom Rankin)
found: OCLC, Sept. 9. 2009 (hdgs. Rankin, Tom; Rankin, Thomas Settle; Rankin, Thomas S., 1957- ; usage: Tom Rankin; Thomas Settle Rankin; Thomas S. Rankin)
found: Folkstreams.net WWW site, Sept. 9, 2009 (Tom Rankin is Director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, where he teaches courses in documentary studies and photography. A photographer, filmmaker, and folklorist, Rankin has been documenting and interpreting American culture for nearly 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 published numerous articles and reviews on photography and Southern culture. He co-produced two documentary record albums: "Great Big Yam Potatoes": Anglo-American Fiddle Music from Mississippi; and "Free Hill: A Sound Portrait of a Rural Afro-American Community". He is the co-director and co-producer of the film documentary film "Powerhouse for God". He has curated a number of exhibitions, among them: "Maggie Lee Sayre: A Pictorial Narrative of a River Life"; and "Revealing Visions: African-American Mississippi Artists." His photographs have been published widely in numerous magazines, journals, and books, and he has exhibited throughout the country. In 1991 he was awarded the Susan B. Herron Fellowship in the Visual Arts from the Mississippi Arts Commission. 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); and "Faulkner's World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain" (1997). He recently served as a curator for the Mississippi Delta program at the Smithsonian's 1997 Festival of American Folklife and is currently writing a book about contemporary life in the Mississippi Delta)
notfound: Direct. mus. faculties, 1984-86;New Grove;Baker, 6th ed.;Intl. ww mus., 8th-10th ed.