Photographer Matt Eich has amassed quite a collection of images in Baptist Town (aka Greenwood, Mississippi). And is continuing to fund the project with the help of a grant from Getty Images (which did a nice interview with Matt on the project here).
Matt’s gotten a ton of press…
The always amazing Melissa Lyttle had me do an interview with Roger Williams (a.k.a. Baptist Town Winky) from my ongoing project, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town" for the APAD 5 Questions blog. I’m pumped to share it with y’all.
Reverend Calvin Collins visiting with Catherine Jones in Greenwood, Mississippi on January 30, 2014. From the series, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.”
Winky’s hands as his daughter Robin snuggles into him on January 28, 2014 in Greenwood, Mississippi. From the series, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.”
This morning I posted a year in photography gallery at The FADER.com, check it out.
I feel blessed to collaborate with some of the most inspiring photographers and artists working today. Thank you all for your tremendous effort and passion. Below is a list of everyone who contributed to the magazine in 2013, photo editors go support these people! Here’s to another great year ahead.
Peter Van Agtmael, Todd Cole, Ian Baguskus, David Walter Banks, Emily Berl, Steven Brahams, Kendrick Brinson, Dietmar Busse, Alvaro Deprit, Bryan Derballa, Andrew Dosunmu, Matt Eich, Charlie Engman, Malin Fezehai, Parker Fitzgerald, David Brandon Geeting, Tierney Gearon, Adam Golfer, Julia Gillard, Ben Grieme, Ramon Haindl, Leonie Hampton, Emma Hardy, Harry Gould Harvey IV, Marcelo Gomez, Peter Hoffman, Mark Hartman, Dorothy Hong, Samuel James, Krisanne Johnson, Joyce Kim, Sandy Kim, Sofie Amalie Klougart, Martei Korley, Adam Kremer, Tobias Kruse, Marije Kuiper, Lauren Lancaster, Ross Mantel, Tobias Markussen, Chloe Dewe Matthews, Jackie Dewe Matthews, Jake Michaels, Ye Rin Mok, Andrew Musson, Dominic Nahr, Francesco Nazardo, Jason Nocito, Clement Pascal, John Francis Peters, Sam Phelps, Noah Rabinowitz, Michael Schmelling, Daniel Shea, Gabrielle Stabile, Jamie Stoker, Nathanael Turner, Alex Welsh, Ryan Young and Ariel Zambelich
I’m a bit behind on getting to this, but I’ve been a fan of Fader since I’d first heard of it, and it was because of the photography. Stoked to be on this list with a lot of great photographers and it’s been great to see how the magazine has evolved with Geordie’s first year behind the wheel.
A woman sits outside of her room at the Rodeway Inn, Greenwood, Mississippi, July 26, 2012. From the series, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.”
You can follow along on Instagram during my latest journey to Greenwood, Mississippi for @NewYorkerMag.