Photographic portraits of
New Orleans neighborhoods
Photographic portraits of New Orleans neighborhoods. People tell us about their neighborhoods. We want to see how neighborhoods are changing a dozen years or more after Hurricane Katrina. Is recovery mostly complete, or is the neighborhood still struggling? Are neighborhood traditions strong, or are things changing? Are younger people renewing the neighborhood, or is it aging? Are newcomers to New Orleans moving in and bringing new energy or disturbing existing neighborhood relations? Is gentrification displacing existing residents? Are Airbnb's and other short-term rentals undermining the neighborhood fabric? Are neighborhood leaders and residents able to reduce crime and violence? Are deeply rooted cultural practices surviving and flourishing? We find a wide variety of patterns across many neighborhoods. We interview residents and take photographs to give a feel for what neigbhorhoods are like today and how they are changing.
- 7th Ward
- Black Pearl (Interview text in preparation)
- Broadmoor (Interview text in preparation)
- Bywater (Interview text in preparation)
- Carrollton (Interview text in preparation)
- Cut Off on the West Bank
- Holy Cross in the Lower 9th Ward (Interview text in preparation)
- Irish Channel (Interview text in preparation)
- Pontchartrain Park (Interview text in preparation)
- More coming
- LSU Research Magazine, an annual publication, features my work as its cover story for 2021-22, with 3 separate cover photos, a dozen full-page photos, and 68 thumbnail photos: "The Human Condition: Building Connections Across Neighborhoods." Online version here. Print version here.
- Earlier Photos of New Orleans neighborhoods
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Note: This work does not necessarily involve systematic investigation designed to develop or contribute to generalizable knowledge. Some of it is closer to artwork or filmmaking. That distinction might or might not matter to you. But it can matter in the administration of research. Just planting the flag.
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