Southside Gallery

Deborah Freeland’s photographs document life in Oxford from the mid-1970s to the mid-1980s. She took these photos while in school at the University of Mississippi on a camera she signed out from the campus photo lab. In an artist statement, she writes, “The face of the (Oxford) 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.”

Freeland lives and works in Oxford, MS. She makes intricate drawings and paintings in addition to her vintage photographs.