Sin and Salvation in Baptist Town

A project about contemporary race and class disparities in Greenwood, Mississippi by photographer Matt Eich

Impossible Project images made by Jaylin Smith and Carl Jones, students at Delta Streets Academy, a school for at-risk young men in Greenwood, Mississippi. 

Whenever I return to Greenwood, I try to stop by Delta Streets, bring some film, and get some time with a handful of students. My goal has been to give them the tools and encouragement necessary to learn the value of visual self-expression. These are a few of the resulting photographs. 

An extension of the project, “Sin & Salvation in Baptist Town.” Supported in part by the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography