A Blues Legend Visits Home

Arkansas Blues legend Cedell Davis came by for an unexpected visit to his hometown of Helena, Arkansas to see the newly-pained mural of him. He was pleasant to speak with and he was really happy to see the mural. Welcome back home Cedell!

A Delta Summer Finale

These shots were from the September 10, 2016 Second Saturday Cherry Street Fair in historic downtown Helena, Arkansas. It was the last Cherry Street Fair of the season and it capped off with incredible weather and great music from Charlotte Taylor and Gill Franklin (on guitar). Kids enjoyed themselves just as much as the musicians…

Delta Summer Fun

The summer had been hot… for a long time. We had not had rain in weeks and just in time for the Second Saturday Cherry Street Fair, it cooled off. The people celebrated a short break in the baking heat. These photos capture a town that looks way beyond race and class in their celebration of…

Delta Artist

Delta Artist Alonzo Ford smiles for his portrait at David Solomon’s 100th birthday party on July 16, 1016.

Summer Basketball Fun

The Kidzone in downtown Helena’s Second Saturday is always a hit with the open hydrants and basketball goal.

Bucket Brigade

These kids always enjoy the afternoon shade while banging on their buckets. Today’s drum corps! Taken at July 2016 Second Saturday in downtown Helena, Arkansas.

Delta Farming

Farming is a way of life for many people in the Delta. Immigrant workers are common in local farms even to this day. These hired hands are from Eastern Europe.