Delta Blues

By  |  November 10, 2015
All photographs by Ari Gabel All photographs by Ari Gabel

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 is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.