This was a personal photography project that I began in 2001 and continued through 2004. I tell myself that it will never be complete. My goal was to document and archive the stories of the Delta Blues musicians – their music and their cultural legacy through photographic environmental portraits and videos interviews.
Sadly many of the musicians that I photographed and interviewed have passed away, including Sam Carr who died September 21, 2009.
“I lived a rich man’s life in a poor man’s shoes” – Sam Carr
Sam Carr, Lula, MS
Multimedia exhibit. Still environmental photographic portraits of the artists and the Mississippi Delta landscape. Prints range in size from 11×14 to 20×30.
Twenty minute video of on camera interviews of blues musicians, musical performances and footage of the Delta.
The multimedia exhibit seen below took place at the Fullerton Museum in California in 2008