Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sin And Salvation In The Mississippi Delta

Matt Eich is a photographer based in Norfolk, Virginia and a Founding Member of LUCEO Images.  Matt has started a new project documenting life in Baptist Town, Mississippi and provides the following introduction:

My goal with this project is to remind people that while we may live in a time where civil rights is taught in history classes around the country, the real legacies of racism in the south continue to impact people economically and culturally, in persistent and often pernicious ways. I want to directly focus our collective attention on this complicated inheritance, focusing on the Mississippi Delta and Baptist Town in particular by bringing an exhibition of the work created to both its residents and the more affluent white communities on the other side of the tracks.

Part 1 and 
Part 2 of the photo essay are available for viewing now.

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