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This image was taken just outside of Clarksdale, Mississippi, in the middle of the 2018 growing season. John McKee, III, on the far left, is a fifth generation cotton farmer. The other guys are his team. In late 2017, I began a journey of research and discovery for the Mississippi cotton story. While I had been in many fields of cotton in years prior, I knew nothing about the process of raising cotton. John McKee, III, was just one of many people involved in Mississippi cotton production who I've met along the steep learning curve.

Photo Detail
Date Uploaded: 05.2021
Photo Location: Friars Point, Mississippi, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D810
Copyright: © Sarah Beaugez