Reynolds’ photography in Baldwin Gallery celebrates the South

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Artist Tamara Reynolds asks “what does it mean to be Southern?” in her new photography exhibit, A Common Ground, currently on display in the Baldwin Photographic Gallery located inside the Bragg Media and Entertainment building.

The collection is a part of her Southern Route series, which has been featured on such media outlets as Review Santa Fe, Light, NYTimes Lens Blog and PBS News Hour. The series earned her an artist-in-residency through SlowExposures, a juried exhibition celebrating the photography of the rural south

Reynolds, a Nashville resident, said she began the project with a sense of nostalgia and a desire to claim her “Southern-ness.”

“The country has stereotyped the South as hillbilly, religious fanatic and racist, and there is evidence in support of those claims,” Reynolds said. “But there is also a restrained dignity and generous affection that many Southerners intrinsically possess. The South is a distinctive place, rich in culture, strong through adversity.”

The College of Media and Entertainment will host a lecture by Reynolds on Feb. 22 beginning at 7 p.m. in Bragg 103. A reception will follow in the gallery.

Reynolds graduated with a BFA degree from MTSU and has been enjoying a successful career in commercial photography for the past 25 years. She is presently pursuing her MFA from Hartford University Photographic Low Residency Program. For more information on Tamara Reynold’s photography, please click here.

The Baldwin Photographic Gallery is located on the second floor of the Bragg building. Gallery hours are from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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