John Cofield

Published on May 3rd, 2023 | by John Cofield


John Cofield’s Photo of the Week: “Saturday In The Park”

I think it was the fourth of July, and Oxford gathered in big numbers at Avent Park for picnicking and festivities and fireworks. 

Avent Park, July 4th, photograph by Whitman Smith.
Patsy Waller (seated, left) enjoys a great view of the July 4th at Avent Park, photograph from the John Leslie Collection.

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About the Author

grew up in Oxford. John is the son of renowned University photographer, Jack Cofield. His grandfather, J. R. "Colonel" Cofield, was William Faulkner's personal photographer, and for decades was Ole Miss annual photographer. Four generations of the Cofield family have contributed to Oxford's pictorial history.

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