Ms. Pearl, 2010
       
     
Mardi Gras Rider, 2014
       
     
Mardi Gras Riders at Dusk, 2015
       
     
Baptism, 2014
       
     
Woman with Alzheimer's, 2014
       
     
Father and Daughter with Three Snakes, 2010
       
     
Hangin’ Outside, 2014
       
     
Street Worker, 2014
       
     
R.I.P. Sugar Man, 2014
       
     
Dogs for Sale, 2010
       
     
Teens on the Street, 2014
       
     
Dog with Masks, 2006
       
     
Henri at a Voodoo Initiation Ceremony
       
     
Sign on Stoop, 2013
       
     
Mother and Daughter, 2015
       
     
King Charles, 2015
       
     
Chief Dardar of the United Houma Nation, 2015
       
     
"Slick” at Home, 2015
       
     
Ms. Pearl, 2010
       
     
Ms. Pearl, 2010

I have been fascinated with the state of Louisiana, lesser known as The Child of the Mississippi, since my first visit there in 1990.  It is a culturally diverse location with an infectious energy and is an integral part of our national identity.

While the state has modernized with the rest of the country, I continue to photograph the many places that seem relatively unchanged for generations.

These images of every day life represent how a people, faced with many hardships, continue to persevere through community, tradition and hope.

Through this work I hope to show the beauty and resilience of a spirit that can be beaten, but never broken.

Mardi Gras Rider, 2014
       
     
Mardi Gras Rider, 2014
Mardi Gras Riders at Dusk, 2015
       
     
Mardi Gras Riders at Dusk, 2015
Baptism, 2014
       
     
Baptism, 2014
Woman with Alzheimer's, 2014
       
     
Woman with Alzheimer's, 2014
Father and Daughter with Three Snakes, 2010
       
     
Father and Daughter with Three Snakes, 2010
Hangin’ Outside, 2014
       
     
Hangin’ Outside, 2014
Street Worker, 2014
       
     
Street Worker, 2014
R.I.P. Sugar Man, 2014
       
     
R.I.P. Sugar Man, 2014
Dogs for Sale, 2010
       
     
Dogs for Sale, 2010
Teens on the Street, 2014
       
     
Teens on the Street, 2014
Dog with Masks, 2006
       
     
Dog with Masks, 2006
Henri at a Voodoo Initiation Ceremony
       
     
Henri at a Voodoo Initiation Ceremony
Sign on Stoop, 2013
       
     
Sign on Stoop, 2013
Mother and Daughter, 2015
       
     
Mother and Daughter, 2015
King Charles, 2015
       
     
King Charles, 2015
Chief Dardar of the United Houma Nation, 2015
       
     
Chief Dardar of the United Houma Nation, 2015
"Slick” at Home, 2015
       
     
"Slick” at Home, 2015