NOLA gallery | 05.23-29

I spent the last week of May visiting my good friend Jelena Gonzalez in New Orleans, Louisiana.

I loved exploring the history of the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and Louisiana. One of the most interesting things was learning about how New Orleans and the surrounding area is still reeling from the effects of Katrina in 2005. More than 10 years later the effects of the hurricanes play an integral part in the art and community you see. Art of the City: Postmodern to Post-Katrina, an art exhibit put on by The Historic New Orleans Collection explored this in depth.

Otherwise, it was great to catch up with an old friend and see the city of New Orleans through her eyes. Here is a collection of photography from my time in the Big Easy.

The view of Jackson Square from the riverfront.
An impromptu jazz band near Cafe du Monde.
An impromptu jazz band near Cafe du Monde.
This entire row of houses were abandoned and boarded shut.
A carnival in New Orleans.
A carnival in New Orleans.
Louis Armstrong Park in New Orleans.
Horse carriages near the French Quarter in New Orleans.
Downtown New Orleans.
A dancer from the Congo Preservation Society in the Louis Armstrong Park.
A dancer from the Congo Preservation Society in the Louis Armstrong Park.
Graffiti near downtown New Orleans.
Fruit markets at an underpass near a Second Line parade.
Dancers resting before a Second Line parade.
This woman asked me to take a photo of her and her horse. So here it is.
A woman rides her bicycle ahead of a Second Line parade in New Orleans.
A trumpeter during a Second Line parade.
A Second Line Parade in New Orleans.
A woman during a Second Line parade in New Orleans.
The Second Line parade begins.
Second Line parade in New Orleans.
Jelena and Zeb scoping a sweet bike.
Graffiti mural new downtown New Orleans.
I asked this man how long he’s been serving up oysters. His response, “Too long, my man.”
High rise in New Orleans.
Streetcars in New Orleans.
Though in March, many Mardi Gras beads still linger among trees in late May.
The swamp.

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