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The Mississippi Delta (10 Photos)

The Mississippi Delta (10 Photos)

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Documentary photographer Magdalena Solé spent a year living in the Mississippi Delta, photographing the people and places that make this area in the Southern United States so unique. A fertile strip of land that runs along the Mississippi River from Memphis to Vicksburg, Mississippi, the Mississippi Delta is rich with culture, family and community–though it has also seen its share of hardships, mostly economical. Solé captured the spirit of the region as well as its controversial history, and later collected the work in her book New Delta Rising, which won the Silver Award in the Prix de la Photographie Paris competition. Opening this Thursday, January 10, 2013, at the Leica Gallery in New York City is “The Mississippi Delta,” an exhibition of images from the series.

 

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  1. A year of living in this culture must have taken some awesome dedication. Your work is spiritually deep and inspiring. It has given me the incentive to commit to living with another bottom feeding culture – the palestinians.

    The world needs to see the depths of depravity to which humanity can sink.

  2. but most of these people are doing the best they can with what they have – and I’m talking about the women I see here.

  3. Wonderful work.

    Hasi – bottom feeding and depraved? Maybe English is not your first language. If it is, you have a very disturbing interpretation of these photos. Have you been to the American South?

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