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College of Liberal Arts
University of Mississippi

Small Town South

book-whartonGeorge F. Thompson Publishing, 2012
By David Wharton, director of documentary studies and assistant professor of Southern Studies

Winner of the 2013 Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters Award for Photography, Wharton’s book is described as “a slow, winding, visual delight of detail and uniqueness, stitched together by the region’s undying devotions to God, country, family, history, and commerce. These exquisite photographs are plainly seen, stripped of drama, yet they are rich in the quiet and complexity of place.”—Rob Amberg, author of The New Road