Missy Prince

Missy Prince grew up in Gulfport, Mississippi and lives in Portland, Oregon. She is a self taught photographer with a B.A. in Philosophy and English. Since 2010 she has been photographing her home state during yearly visits. Today we share Missy’s series titled Crying Won’t Help You, photographed in Mississippi, Missy captures the landscapes and people that make up her home.

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Crying Won’t Help You

“Crying Won’t Help You is a collection of images taken between 2010 and 2013 during various returns home. There is a beautiful kind of darkness, a sad stillness that hangs in the Mississippi air which, though familiar and potent, defies literal explanation. I felt it as a child, and I feel it as an adult returning year after year. The series is an attempt to convey that presence through details of the land and the way people live.”

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To view more of Missy’s work please visit her website.



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