Maude Schuyler Clay was born in Greenwood and assisted photographer William Eggleston. Her work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art; the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, among others. In 1999 University Press of Mississippi published Delta Land, which received the Mississippi Arts and Letters Award and the Mississippi Arts Commission Individual Artist Grant. She is also author of Delta Dogs. Clay was the photography editor of the Oxford American from 1998 to 2002. She continues to reside in the Mississippi Delta.