Clarksdale, Mississippi – The Blues & Industrial Decline

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Photographer Alan Gignoux @ GignouxPhotos is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this photography essay.  These images are from his project ‘Leaving Clarksdale‘. To see Alan’s gallery of works click on any image.

 

William Seaberry, owner of Po Monkey's Lounge, Merigold, Mississippi, USA (2011)

William Seaberry, owner of Po Monkey’s Lounge, Merigold, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

Hopson Plantation Bar, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

Hopson Plantation Bar, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

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Clarksdale, Mississippi is the centre and birthplace of the blues in the Delta. It is where Johnson, “Sold his soul to the Devil”
Today, Clarksdale trades off its legacy as the town continues its industrial decline.

 

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Abe's BBQ drive-in, Clarksdale Mississippi (2011)

Abe’s BBQ drive-in, Clarksdale Mississippi (2011)

 

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Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, part-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, Mississippi, USA (2011)

Ground Zero Blues Club, Clarksdale, part-owned by actor Morgan Freeman, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

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Barbershop, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

Barbershop, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

Abandoned church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

Abandoned church, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

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A citizen, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

A citizen, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

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Lebanese restaurant owner, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

Lebanese restaurant owner, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2011)

 

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Outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2013)

Outside Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA (2013)

 

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See also:
Industreality
Oil Sands
By Alan Gignoux
 
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