Hovering over it all is history, evoked in the words scrawled on a makeshift grave marker: "Gone but not forgotten."
- The New Yorker
For finding poetry in this slow, languorous countryscape, Ms. Clay deserves much credit.
- The New York Times
Delta Land is a subtle and unforgettable study of the Mississippi Delta.
- The Oxford American Magazine
Quiet, exacting yet astonishingly emotional photographs of the Mississippi flatscape, with an astute and thoughtful introduction by Lewis Nordan.
- ELLE Magazine
Clay's work resides in that place where personal reflection informs historical document in perfect combination.
- Black and White Magazine
Delta Land is a photographic project which involves the recording and preservation of Mississippi Delta landscape and its rapidly disappearing indigenous structures: mule barns, field churches, cotton gins, commissaries, crossroads
stores, tenant houses, cypress sheds, and railroad stations.
Although many acclaimed photographers have focused their cameras on the Mississippi Delta, no photographer, until now, has attempted to produce an interpretation of the land itself. The images in this book, the work of Maude Schuyler Clay, are the result of that undertaking.
University Press of Mississippi, 1999 © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.