‘My ongoing project, When Morning Comes, explores daily life in the Mississippi Delta. In the summer of 2009 I began traveling the village streets and farm roads of the Delta on my bicycle. I needed to breathe after troubled times and the people that I met, the very landscape itself, became midwives, mythmakers, and prophets. I found strength and humility there that summer. ‘A simple beauty resides here. I feel it in the fecund fields where memories of the blood and sweat of generations now stir amidst the roar of combines. I hear it issued from lips in lessons of divinity. And I see it in their eyes. While ever evolving, this project reflects the lives of the Coffey family in the small village of Duncan, with whom I mostly reside. And it has grown to encompass the communities around them, like Mound Bayou, the state’s first completely African American settlement. This is a celebration of the resilience that I witness in these places.’ Brandon Thibodeaux is a photographer based in Dallas, Texas, who creates portraits in the documentary tradition. His clients include AARP, US News & World Report, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Financial Times Magazine. Thibodeaux is also a member of the photography collective MJR. In addition to his assignment work and creative commissions, he continues to explore life in the American south. Taken from Feature Shoot

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