The New Yorker: Mississippi History, by Richard Ford

The New Yorker, November 29, 2015

“Maude Schuyler Clay has pronounced the history represented in “Mississippi History” to be her personal one of more than three decades spent taking photographs in Mississippi, and of Mississippians. This, as distinct from history as a photographic chronicle of the place—its times, troubles, befuddlements, and occasional glories. …Place, for Clay, if not always in the foreground, is inextricable from her personal history, rationalizing and underlying what interests her, while never relegating her photographs to the merely local in scope and consequence.”

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