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New Edition of Professor’s Book Released

CONWAY, Ark. (September 30, 2014) – A new edition of Hendrix art professor Maxine Payne’s book “Making Pictures: Three for a Dime” is available now through Dust-to-Digital.

The book, available here, features photographs taken by the Massengill family, who operated a mobile photo booth business in 1930s rural Arkansas, and collected by Payne. 

The Massengill family prints and photo albums “illuminate a sliver of the Depression-era South previously unseen by the public,” according to the Atlanta, Ga. publisher’s website. The new volume includes introductions by Payne and curator Phillip March Jones, short remembrances from Lance and Evelyn Massengill, and a transcribed diary that recounts the difficulties and successes of the family business in short, powerful bursts.    

Read more about Payne and her work here.

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