This assignment has two parts, one part to bring to class and the other part to turn in on Canvas. Discuss your answers in fully developed sentences.
On Thursday, September 14, Mr. Will Jacks will be the guest speaker in class. He is a photographer and curator of Mississippi Delta culture. His bio and website links are below the assignment instructions.
Conduct background research on the photography or the photo gallery industry. Either type and print or handwrite your response and bring to class on Thursday prepared to discuss. Identify your response with your name and class. Use at least one source for your research and cite it.
Part 1 (bring to class Thursday)
Part 2 (turn in on Canvas before class Thursday)
Will Jacks website, work articles and bio
After a short-lived tenure as a middle school English teacher and athletic coach, Millsaps College graduate Will Jacks finally settled into a career as a photographer. After finishing journalism graduate studies at the University of Mississippi in 1996, he returned to his hometown of Cleveland, MS and opened a photography studio. Eventually that grew to also serve as a regional photo gallery, and in September 2013 Time Magazine recognized its Eudora Welty exhibit as one of the top thirty ways in the world to experience photography offline.
His first monograph documents the juke-joint Poâ€™ Monkeyâ€™s Lounge, and has been selected by University Press of Mississippi to be published in 2017.
Currently Will lives in Cleveland and New Orleans with his wife, Jamie, and their two dogs, while working as a freelance photographer / multimedia storyteller. He works very closely with the Delta Center for Culture and Learning, which involves development of the International Delta Blues Project and the Mississippi Delta National Heritage Area.
He teaches documentary-based photography classes in the art department at Delta State University and photojournalism/multimedia courses in the Meek School of Journalism at the University of Mississippi