Grant Ellis says about himself
“I was born on the banks of the Mississippi River, in a small Delta town. I attended Memphis College of Art, where I received a BFA. In 2005 I left the South for San Francisco, Seattle, New York, and am now living in Washington DC. I currently work as the Senior Photographer for the World Bank Group.”
About ‘Bless Your Heart ‘:
Bless Your Heart is a collection of photos made in the Mississippi Delta. The images are details of what life is like in this area. The Delta is my home and has always be a very important subject in my work. Bless Your Heart is my most personal body of work, requiring very long days and and months of shooting.
The work was originally funded by a Kickstarter project I created in the winter of 2013. The funding form donors helped make this collection of photographs.
Bless Your Heart has been added to Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J. Watson Library.