Rebecca Moseman

The Delta, The Way It Is
Location: Virginia
Nationality: USA
Biography: Virginia native Rebecca Moseman received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in 1997 and her Master of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2001. She has worked in academia, private industry, and... read on
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The Delta, The Way It Is
Credits: rebecca moseman
Date of Work: 03/23/17 - Ongoing
Updated: 06/21/20
The Mississippi Delta is unlike any other area. It's rich in both culture and tradition but still struggles with a deep history of poverty and prejudices.    

In photographing the Delta I observed and captured both the socio-economical and psychological challenges of the local people, as well their battles with natural hardships such as flooded land and houses. Many of the towns along the Delta encounter high unemployment rates, and I found examples of many local businesses deserted, their buildings crumbled to the ground.

But the Delta is an intriguing place, despite its challenges. I was charmed and inspired by the resilience of its people, and their stories. My photographs strive to weave a story of the people of the Delta, and their journey through the changes and challenges of the American South. 

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