"Faulkner's World" at Memphis Cotton Museum

May 22, 2015

Opening Thursday May 28th at the Cotton Museum at the Memphis Cotton Exchange is "Faulkner's World," an exhibit of photos by Martin Dain.

Credit Martin Dain

These 30 large-format photographs were taken in and around Oxford, Mississippi in the last two year's of Faulkner's life, 1961 and 1962. They beautifully document the landscapes and people that populate his novels. In this interview, Cotton Museum Special Exhibitions Curator Melissa Farris and Intern Tommy Wilson discuss the history of the images, the relationship between Martin Dain and Faulkner and the value of having a resource that so perfectly captures a time and place.

The opening "mint-julep" reception is Thursday, May 28, from 6 to 8 pm. The Cotton Museum is located in the Memphis Cotton Exchange, at the Corner of Union Avenue and Front Street. For more information, memphiscottonmuseum.org.