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Books: Seven Years In Rural Mississippi

By David Schonauer   Thursday March 21, 2019

Photographer Matt Eich first visited the small city of Greenwood, Mississippi, while on assignment in 2010. Over the next seven years he returned to the area, where, according to census data, 48 percent of black residents live in poverty, compared to 11 percent of white residents. In those trips, notes The New Yorker, Eich (see our profile) photographed “football games and funerals, bachelor parties and baptisms, to create a detailed portrait of life there.” The work is collected in the new book “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.”

Read the whole story at The New Yorker.

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