Friday, December 22, 2017

Blue Magnolia's Mississippi Bicentennial Photo Doc Project

I couldn't have asked for a better way to wrap up 2017 than to take part in Blue Magnolia's Mississippi Bicentennial project! The project highlighted 100 individuals across the state, and documented the ways they each have impacted their hometowns. I was invited to photograph Vishwesh Bhatt, Chef at Snackbar in Oxford, MS. Below is a description of the project, as well as a link to the finished video...

"During the Mississippi Bicentennial, Blue Magnolia Films invited the City of Oxford, Mississippi and The University of Mississippi - Ole Miss to nominate a handful of people from within the community to celebrate their stories, and cast a positive vision for the future. 
Photographer, Megan Wolfe turns the spotlight on Vishwesh Bhatt, Chef at Snackbar, originally from Ahmedabad, India, who has made Oxford home for the last 25 years.
“I am a firm believer in using your individual gifts to give back to the community you live in, or at least the one you adopt. When you live that mantra, it can manifest itself in a variety of actionable ways. Vish is an awesome example of that in that he has discovered a real purpose in his kitchen: fostering the ambitions, skills, and dreams of the young chefs that will ideally succeed him. His love for the Oxford community has only grown from the gratitude he feels for having been on the other side of that equation. 
By telling his story, I'm doing something very similar... I'm sharing the story of someone in my community who is doing what someone once did for me. In the spirit of this project, I invite other community members to look at what they are passionate about and use their talents to give back.”
- Megan Wolfe, Photographer, Holly Springs, MS"

"Like" and "Share” Megan’s story about Vish to celebrate the Mississippi Bicentennial. 
Follow Megan on Facebook @MeganWolfePhoto / Email: / See her portfolio at
721 N Lamar Blvd
Oxford, Mississippi
Tel: (662) 236-6363
FB: @SnackbarOxford
Twitter/Instagram: @SnackbarOxford
Send your compliments to the Chef ! Email: 
Oxford is one of thirteen cities elected to participate in “Celebrating Storytelling”, a Mississippi Bicentennial project culminating with 100 community voices.  #MS200 #oxford #olemiss
Special thanks to project sponsors: University of Mississippi, The Inn at Ole Miss, Oxford Depot, C Spire, The Selby and Richard McRae Foundation
“Celebrating Storytelling” is a project of Blue Magnolia Films Corner to Corner Productions in partnership with Barefoot Workshops.
Megan/Vish are one of 100 storytellers featured in an “interactive” public installation on Capitol Street in downtown Jackson through February 28. Start at Hilton Garden Inn Jackson Downtown / King Edward Hotel and follow the gallery to Coalesce Coworking at corner of State St."

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