Oct. 12, 2006
Contact: Joshua Hollis
Acclaimed Mississippi photographer to be featured in
MUW art exhibition
Miss. – During this year’s annual Eudora Welty
Writers’ Symposium, two types of artists will be on
the campus of Mississippi University for Women:
those who practice and excel in art of the literary
variety, such as this year’s headliner Elizabeth
Spencer, and those who practice art on the visual
level, such as critically acclaimed Mississippi
photographer Maude Schuyler Clay.
exhibition of her work, Maude Schuyler Clay:
Photographs, will run from Oct. 17 through Nov. 4 in
the MUW Art Gallery in Shattuck Hall. An opening
reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 4
to 6 p.m.
in the exhibit are landscapes from her Delta Land
series as well as photographs from her most recent
project, a collection of color portraits that spans
nearly 15 years and includes images of Eudora Welty.
native of Greenwood, attended the University of
Mississippi and Memphis College of Art and
apprenticed with photographer Williams Eggleston.
While living in New York City, she worked as a
photography editor and a photographer for magazines
such as Esquire, Fortune and Vanity Fair, among
others. Upon returning to Mississippi, she also
worked as the photography editor of Oxford American
published a book of her photographs, “Delta Land,”
in 1999 to much acclaim. A year later, she received
the Mississippi Arts and Letters award for the book.
Clay’s work is housed in the permanent collections
of the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Fine
Arts-Houston and the National Museum for Women in
speak on the afternoon of Friday, Oct. 20, as part
of the Welty Writers’ Symposium. That morning, she
will participate in a critique of photography
gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.
to 4 p.m. For more information on the exhibit or to
arrange visiting times, contact the Department of
Art and Design at (662) 329-7341 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org