Thursday, November 24, 2011
Golding visits to promote new book, ‘Panther Tract’
By SUE WATSON
Writer, photographer and artist Melody Golding recently visited the Marshall County Historical Museum to sign copies of her new book, “Panther Tract,” about wild boar hunting in the Mississippi Delta.
The book, containing 160 color photographs, introduction and appendix, is available from University Press.
Golding, the youngest daughter of Holly Springs historian and museum curator Lois Swaney-Shipp, is an award-winning photographer and expert horsewoman. She collects stories and writes about extraordinary hunters and their experiences in tracking the wild boar and their Southern hospitality, camaraderie, and love for dogs, horses, hair-raising excitement, and adventure.
Panther Tract, the name of a large plantation in Yazoo County owned by Howard Brent, is the place where many photographs of hunters and animals on the Mississippi Delta landscape are taken.
Golding produced a documentary exhibit, “Katrina: Mississippi Women Remember,” which was acquired by the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of American History Archives and Center. Other photographs hang in Congress and have been featured in solo exhibitions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere in private or public collections.
To learn more about Golding and her work, visit www.melodygolding.com.
To view a copy of “Panther Tract” and arrange to purchase a copy locally, call Lois Swaney-Shipp at 662-252-3669 at the Marshall County Historical Museum.
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