Documentary Photographer David Katzenstein is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this documentary photography. These images are from his project ‘Roots of Blues‘. To see David’s collections and projects click on any image.
THE ROOTS OF THE BLUES
Between 1988-89 I made two trips to Arkansas and Mississippi with writer Robert Palmer, who was one of the country’s most respected writers and historians about the history of blues music. We were on assignment for Rolling Stone Magazine, and because of Bob’s contacts we had important access to numerous musicians in the area.
What became clear as we began our journey together searching for the roots of the blues was that the music was part of the Delta landscape and the people we encountered were carrying on an important tradition that spanned many decades. My goal was to visually depict their lives and their love of the musical tradition in which they lived.
By David Katzenstein