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Southern Living: 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015

Delta Dogs

Delta Dogs

Alumna Maude Schuyler Clay (art) is one of Southern Living magazine’s 50 People Who Are Changing the South in 2015. “We surveyed the region to find the movers-and-shakers who are shaping the South with community-minded ideas and projects.

“Since the 1980s, she has documented Mississippi through moving photographs represented in her two books, Delta Land and Delta Dogs.

“Coming from a family of photographers (she began her career assisting her cousin, color-photography pioneer William Eggleston), Maude showcases the side of her state that is often left out of public discourse.

“This fall, Maude publishes her first color-portrait book, Mississippi History.”

Recipient of the Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters 2015 Photography Award, her book Delta Dogs from University Press of Mississippi has an essay by Beth Ann Fennelly, associate professor of English and director of the MFA Program, and introduction by Brad Watson.