“This past year, I traveled to Cuba three times. Having a strong interest in food and food photography, the kitchen was a natural subject for me to focus on. I was welcomed into homes where I found sparse spaces, where time has stopped. Due to years of lack of money, supplies and equipment, people have been forced to adapt and improvise. These photographs reflect the personalities and the circumstances of those who inhabit them.”
Dance Your Blues Away on Mardi Gras Day
We’re hitting the streets this week to celebrate - what else? - Mardi Gras! We’ll meet parade float builders, visit the Backstreet Cultural Museum in Treme, discover a skull and bone gang and baby dolls, follow Mardi Gras Indians and learn why flamingos flock to Baton Rouge this time of year.
I posted this thought on Facebook and realized I might as well post it here as well:
In the wake of all of the devastating news in our city as of late, we’ve been blessed with a slew of some of the most uplifting and nationally acclaimed creative news this past week. Staying positive & strong, struggling to find ways to end the violence instead of turning our backs on it (and our city) and pushing all creative boundaries are just a few of the reasons why we’re here…
Morgan Sasser/New Orleans Airlift
When Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, it left behind a city full of destroyed homes. Despite ongoing rebuilding efforts, thousands of blighted properties remain. Now, a group of artists is creating a structure that is part home, part…