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All photographs by Ari Gabel

Delta Blues

Artist: Ari Gabel

Project: Tired of Being Tired

Description: Tired of Being Tired, by Ari Gabel, focuses on people of the Mississippi Delta. Inspired by his love for the delta blues, Gabel traveled throughout the region searching for the source of this powerful genre of American music. This series was originally featured on Eyes on the South in 2013.


Ari Gabel documents vanishing faces and stories throughout the American landscape. Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Gabel studied photography at the Ringling College of Art and Design.





Jeff Rich

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Pawleys Island, South Carolina. Jeff currently teaches photography at Coastal Carolina University. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.