These photos are taken out of deep love and appreciation for the culture and landscape of the Mississippi Delta. The idea is to capture this incredible place from a new and unique perspective. To provide a fresh look from above, at the flat land below - and ultimately, to share it with you.
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Photo Credit - Lauren Meredith Photography
The Lord has blessed me tremendously throughout my life. I've had the opportunity to live, work, and travel to many places, but the Mississippi Delta is the only place I'll ever call home.
Growing up I learned to hunt and fish at our family farm off Drew-Merigold Road. I attended every Delta State sporting event I possibly could with my Grandfather. I did homework in the back of my Mom's shop on Cotton Row in downtown Cleveland. I learned to play music in elementary school at Bayou Academy. I survived the 1994 Delta Ice Storm and still have the T-shirt to prove it. I grew up here, but not as long as most.
In August of 2004 my family moved to Shreveport, Louisiana. It was incredibly tough leaving home, but we visited the Delta often and made the best of it. I graduated high school in 2008 and promptly returned to Cleveland to attend Delta State University. The next 4 years at Delta State deepened my original Delta roots and planted many more. Much to the surprise of my friends and family, I returned to Louisiana after graduating from Delta State in 2012. The next 3 years were spent working as a GIS Analyst in the Oil and Gas industry where I ultimately found a passion for an up and coming technology - Drones. It was a great experience. I was able to work, travel, and begin a career, but it wasn't where I was meant to be. So I returned to Mississippi yet again in October of 2015 to continue pursuing Drone technology and opportunities from closer to home.
See I never really left Mississippi, not in my heart at least. The 7 years I spent away from the Delta gave me a profound appreciation for all the things that make it unique - some I had previously overlooked and some simply can't be described. The Mississippi Delta has had a profound influence on my life. My dog is named Merigold. I play slide blues guitar and harmonica. There's just something about this place that words can't explain or do justice. That's why I take these pictures. I truly hope you enjoy them.
- Madison Dixon