Four Cottonseed Houses

A haunting photograph of the Mississippi Delta

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Maude Schuyler Clay is acclaimed for her haunting black and white photographs of the Mississippi Delta region.

Her work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. This photograph is part of the Texas debut of the exhibition Reflections: African American Life from the Myrna Colley-Lee Collection, organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C., in collaboration with Myrna Colley-Lee.

Clay’s photographs have also appeared in the publications of Vanity Fair, Esquire, and The New York Times Magazine.Clay has been awarded the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award for photography and the Mississippi Art Commission’s Individual Artist Grant. She is a contributing editor for Oxford American.

Maude Schuyler Clay was born in Greenwood, Mississippi, and attended both the University of Mississippi and the Memphis Academy of Arts.


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