The photographs of Martin Dain provide a unique journey into the world of William Faulkner. Taken between 1961 and 1963, Dain’s photographs portray Faulkner at home as well as provide a comprehensive look at the people and cultural traditions that inspired him. This collection, consisting of 36 framed images, provides an extraordinary window through which to view community history and from which to reflect on culture and change in Oxford and the surrounding area. As the exhibition discusses and interprets the legacy of William Faulkner, it also provides an opportunity to prompt community dialogue.
The exhibition opened at the University of Mississippi in 1997 and traveled for two years as part of the Faulkner Centennial Celebration, had an encore tour in 2007 in conjunction with the Mississippi Reads project administered through the Mississippi Library Commission, and is once again available, this time for libraries, museums, and cultural centers in Mississippi and surrounding states. Faulkner’s World: The Photographs of Martin J. Dain was curated and produced by the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
Following the exhibition in Columbus, Faulkner’s World will then be at the Lafayette County and Oxford Public Library in July and August and at the Lee County Library in Tupelo in September and October.
Persons interested in scheduling the traveling exhibition of Dain photographs should contact Mary Hartwell Howorth by e-mail at email@example.com or telephone at 662-915-5993.
For more information about the exhibit while at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library call 662-329-5300.