The South in Color: A Visual Journal
William Ferris Tom Rankin
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Feb 23, 2019 - 13:16 PM By William Ferris Tom Rankin

Since the moment William Ferris s parents gave their twelve year old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world He has never stopped The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South This beautiful, provocative collecSince the moment William Ferris s parents gave their twelve year old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world He has never stopped The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South This beautiful, provocative collection of 100 of Ferris s photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, capture the power of his color photography Color film, as Ferris points out in the book s introduction, was not commonly used by documentarians during the latter half of the twentieth century, but Ferris found color to work in significant ways in the photographic journals he created of his world in all its permutations and surprises The volume opens with images of his family s farm and its workers family and hired southeast of Vicksburg, Mississippi The images are at once lyrical and troubling As Ferris continued to photograph people and their homes, churches, and blues clubs, their handmade signs and folk art, and the roads that wound through the region, divisive racial landscapes become part of the record A foreword by Tom Rankin, professor of visual studies and former director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, provides rich insight into Ferris s work.
  • Title: The South in Color: A Visual Journal
  • Author: William Ferris Tom Rankin
  • ISBN: 9781469629681
  • Page: 410
  • Format: Hardcover

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Rachael Feb 23, 2019 - 13:16 PM
There was ample text but it was uninteresting. The pictures are magnificent but there weren't as many photographs as I anticipated. They could remove the "journal" aspect of the book and it would have been greatly improved.
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Madeline Feb 23, 2019 - 13:16 PM
A nice collection, although I can't help but wish the book had had just one focus, such as portraits or buildings or artwork, instead of trying to encapsulate it all under the title of "the south". Strange range of topics and I always found the chapters to be ending right as I got into the groove of them. Gorgeous photos though! The landscapes really blew me away.
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Graham Oliver Feb 23, 2019 - 13:16 PM
This is a great collection, though fairly short. Would've liked either more photos or more writing about the photos.
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The South in Color: A Visual Journal By William Ferris Tom Rankin Since the moment William Ferris s parents gave their twelve year old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world He has never stopped The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South This beautiful, provocative collecSince the moment William Ferris s parents gave their twelve year old son a Kodak Brownie Hawkeye camera for Christmas in 1954, Ferris passionately began to photograph his world He has never stopped The sixties and seventies were a particularly significant period for Ferris as he became a pathbreaking documentarian of the American South This beautiful, provocative collection of 100 of Ferris s photographs of the South, taken during this formative period, capture the power of his color photography Color film, as Ferris points out in the book s introduction, was not commonly used by documentarians during the latter half of the twentieth century, but Ferris found color to work in significant ways in the photographic journals he created of his world in all its permutations and surprises The volume opens with images of his family s farm and its workers family and hired southeast of Vicksburg, Mississippi The images are at once lyrical and troubling As Ferris continued to photograph people and their homes, churches, and blues clubs, their handmade signs and folk art, and the roads that wound through the region, divisive racial landscapes become part of the record A foreword by Tom Rankin, professor of visual studies and former director of the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, provides rich insight into Ferris s work.

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