Artist Statement

The past is never dead. It’s not even past. –William Faulkner

The images included in my vintage photo gallery are of Oxford, Mississippi from the mid-1970’s to the mid- 1980’s. Over thirty years have flown by since I signed out a camera from the “photo lab” on campus, and Bill Martin rolled off some black and white film for me to use. The photographs I took then are now like memories. Some are sharp and clear and others show the dust and scratches of age-imperfect. In the 1970’s I did my own developing and printing.  The prints from then have been scattered but the negatives remain. I decided not to “clean” them up but leave them as I found them. I choose the images to re-print based not on the prettiest picture but rather on the moment in time they captured.

The face of the Square has changed over the years as much as the faces of the people who walk by, but it remains familiar. Unlike the separate frames on a roll of film there is no clear dividing line. One year melts into the next.

Deborah Freeland

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Artist Statement

The images included in my vintage photo gallery are of Oxford, Mississippi from the mid-1970’s to the mid- 1980’s. Over thirty years have flown by since I signed out a camera from the “photo lab” on campus, and Bill Martin rolled off some black and white film for me to use. [read more]

Contact

Prints are available through
Southside Gallery
150 Courthouse Square
Oxford, Ms, 38655
662.234.9090

www.southsideartgallery.com
southside@southsideartgallery.com