Gold / 2019 / Book / Monograph

In That Land of Perfect Day

  • Prize
    Gold in Book/Monograph
  • Company
    Brandon Thibodeaux Photography
  • Photographer
    Brandon Thibodeaux
  • Credit
    Brandon Thibodeaux / Red Hook Editions

Depicts the rural African American experience of the Mississippi Delta while reflecting upon the region’s history through tales of racial strife, struggle and triumph.For the past eight years I have lived with and photographed a number of families in townships and villages spanning some 40 square miles of the northern Mississippi Delta; Towns with names like Alligator, BoBo, and Duncan, as well as the United States’ oldest completely African American municipality, Mound Bayou.

Brandon Thibodeaux (b. 1981) was raised in Beaumont, Texas. His photography career began at a small daily newspaper in southeast Texas while studying photography at Lamar University. He now resides in Dallas, where he freelances for clients like,, The New York Times, Shell Oil and The Wall Street Journal, among others.
He is a member of the photography collective MJR, based in New York City. His work has been recognized by American Photo Magazine, PDN, and the Oxford American lists him as one of their 100 Under 100, New Superstars of Southern Art 2012. He is the 2014 recipient of the Michael P. Smith Fund For Documentary Photography Grant and 2013 Critical Mass Top 50 Solo Show Award recipient.