"The photographs in this exhibit, 'Faulkner's World', were taken by Martin J. Dain in 1961 and 1962, the last years of William Faulkner's life and evoke the social, racial, and economic struggles that intoned Faulkner's work and that we still struggle with today. Dain had an amazing eye and his work shows such compassion and tenderness for his subjects. He befriended Faulkner and was able to take very moving, intimate portraits of him."
Melissa Farris is The Cotton Museum's Programs and Exhibits Curator. The Cotton Museum is located at 65 Union Avenue. Phone: 901-531-7826. The "Faulkner's World" exhibit runs from May 28-June 28, 2015
- Listen to the WKNO Interview with Melissa Farris