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Posted by The Center on May 18, 2011

Going out © Matt Eich

Matt Eich’s Baptist Town project was recently featured with the launch of, a crowd funding source geared towards photo journalism. Eich has received numerous accolades as of late, awarded the HCP Juried Fellowship at the Houston Center For Photography, a 2nd place in POYi 67, named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers to Watch and received the F25 Award for Concerned Photography.

Eich writes:

In a place like Baptist Town, Mississippi there are two paths you can take in life but the people I have encountered there tread the line between the two, walking both in the light and in shadow. They are neither good nor evil, they are simply human. This is the beginning of a two-part examination of contemporary race and class disparities in the Mississippi Delta town of Greenwood. My goal is to remind people that while we may live in a time where civil rights are taught in history classes around the country, the real legacies of racism in the south continue to impact people economically and culturally, in persistent and often pernicious ways.

Visit to see more of Eich’s work and read about his Baptist Town project HERE

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Posted by The Center on May 17, 2011

Star of the Stars Natsumi © Yoichi Nagata; Juror’s Honorable Mention

Tokyo born photographer Yoichi Nagata has been photographing creatively attired club goers at Japanese dress-code parties for the last three years. These portraits render Tokyo night life as a peculiar amalgam of East/West sub cultures.  Nagata was a finalist in Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass 2010.

More of Yoichi’s work can be seen at