This exhibit is the story of a journey to the heart of America, a heart beating to the pulse of a strange yet familiar tune of poverty, hope, sorrow, and love. Life as it is. Life as it goes. The Blues. It is the story of a long road trip into the Deep South along Highway 49 & 61, from Clarksdale to Greenwood, Indianola to Belzoni, Yazoo City to Jackson, and up to the mythical city of Memphis, Home of the Blues. Mississippi, Land of Blues is not a series of portraits of celebrated Blues musicians, but a collection of photographs reflecting their mark on the cities and towns where those Blues musicians lived, the landscapes that inspired them and the clubs that embraced them. It tells the tale of Southern hospitality and the South’s love of life, friendship, and music.