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.
Winky driving, Baptist Town neighborhood of Greenwood, Mississippi, March 31, 2013. From the series, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.”
Next week I’ll be doing an Instagram takeover for @NewYorkerMag when I return to Greenwood, Mississippi. You can follow along there, or @MattEich.
After almost a year of being away from the town of Greenwood, Mississippi, I am extremely happy to be returning next week to continue this body of work with the aid of the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography.
Portrait of Quan smoking, Baptist Town neighborhood of Greenwood, Mississippi, March 30, 2012.
What is impossible to express, however, is that sense a photographer has as he attempts to draw the half-recognized and half-felt into a picture that appears to hold the contour of truth. Not a common truth, but a truth specific to the shape of a particular moment.
—Tod Papageorge, from “Aesthetics or Truth”