Born in New York City in 1949, Langdon Clay was raised in New Jersey and Vermont and attended school in New Hampshire and Boston. Clay moved to New York in 1971 and spent the next sixteen years photographing there, throughout the US and in Europe for various magazines and books. In 1987 he moved to Mississippi where he has since lived and worked with his wife photographer Maude Schuyler Clay and their three children. Clay’s work is held in the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Bibliothèque nationale de France in Paris. Steidl published Clay’s Cars. New York City, 1974–1976 in 2016.