We all probably have a coffee table book or two, or much more if you’re me. Why do I have so many? We only have one coffee table in our house? Either way, one that remains at the top of the stack, and has for years, is Faulkner’s World: The Photography of Martin J. Dain which was put out by the Mississippi Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
In 1961, Dain paid a visit to Oxford, MS to capture images in the town that William Faulkner called home, Oxford, MS. The collection of photographs of life in Oxford almost sixty years ago are amazing, and quite interesting to think that Dain was able to document people’s lives right before the riots took place on Ole Miss’ campus when the school was integrated in 1962 with the admittance of James Meredith.
I was flipping through the pages again just the other day, and I’m still blown away by every photo. If you’ve got an open space on your coffee table or bookshelf, think about grabbing this book. You’ll enjoy it.