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Telling Every Story: Intimate Photographs, and Antics, of Bonny Parham in Amory, Miss.

Long-time newspaper editor Bonny Parham had a consistent presence and a personal stake in her community. Amory, Miss., was her home, and she documented its happenings for 40 years, from the 1960s to 2000. The perfectionist had to do good work not only for the newspaper’s survival but also because she needed the meager small-town newspaper salary for her and her son to eat and have a roof over their heads. Her photos live past her and now document the town through her eyes.

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A photo of old yellow and maroon stairs with vines growing on them
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Sipp Culture’s Artists-in-Residence Explore Black Legacy, Inheritance and Nature from Jackson to Holly Springs

The Rural Performance and Production Lab’s goal is to support the development of new works focused on rural living, history, places and bodies. Artists will receive direct funding or a configuration of an on-site residency, coaching and support from a team of advisers over an 18-month period. The program supports artists living in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

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