Behind the Curtain from the series Blood Work © Elizabeth Claffey
Illness can make the familiar alien, bodies conspiring against the interests of their owners. Photographer Elizabeth Claffey explores the middling inter-space of medical treatment, the hospital a half way house feared by the outside world.
See more of Elizabeth’s work at www.elizabethclaffey.com
Porch with Family, Mississippi Delta © Magdalena Solé; Director’s Honorable Mention
New York based photographer Magdalena Solé is moved by the collective soul of the places she encounters with her camera. Born in Spain and raised in Switzerland, Solé is accustomed to approaching new communities from the outside in. When commissioned by the Dreyfus Health Foundation to focus on the culture of the Mississippi Delta, she counted herself fortunate to be absorbed into the community fabric like family. Solé’s Delta project will be published in a book titled New Delta Rising: Photographs by Magdalena Solé, with an introduction by Rick Bragg (University Press of Mississippi, Fall 2011). Solé holds an MFA from Columbia University. She was most recently featured in the Center’s Blue exhibition.
I have returned to the Delta a dozen times.
Always for the same reason: the people.
See The Delta project in its entirety at www.solepictures.com