❴Ebook❵ ➨ North Mississippi Homeplace Author Michael Ford – Bluevapours.co.uk In the early 1970s photographer and documentary filmmaker Michael Ford left graduate school and a college teaching position in Boston Massachusetts packed his young family into a van and headed to rur In the early s photographer and documentary filmmaker Michael Ford left graduate school and a college teaching position in Boston Massachusetts packed his young family into a van and headed to rural Mississippi where he spent the next four years recording everyday life through North Mississippi eBook Ô interviews still photographs and film The project took him to Oxford in Lafayette County as well as to Marshall Panola and Tate Counties a remote area north of Sardis Lake His efforts resulted in the award winning documentary film Homeplace but none of the still photographs from this time were ever published With this illustrated volume those photographs are now available and offer a valuable window onto the rural local culture of northern Mississippi at that timeThese moving photographs illustrate Ford's experiences as an apprentice to blacksmith Marion Randolph Hall his visits to Hal Waldrip's General Store in Chulahoma a day spent with AG Newsom and his crew making molasses and Othar Turner's barbecues accompanied by traditional African American fife and drum music They also capture the evocative landscape of the Mississippi hill country and the everyday lives of its residents In Ford returned to his adopted homeplace camera in hand only to find that most everything had changed or was gone This photo essay project juxtaposes the rural Mississippi of the s and the mid s with Ford's personal reflections drawn from his journals interviews and archival notes.
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- 11 January 2016 Michael Ford