So many years I’ve had the privilege of a New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival photography invitation which is basically a marathon photo session with just about the same level of running. Carting gear from stage to stage for 7 days is trust me, worth it, capturing the creative energy specific only to New Orleans is one of my favorite gigs. Last year we created a pop-up gallery of Instrumenthead – a two-week exhibition of my portrait series – in a warehouse at the Frenchman Art Market. We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of positive response and were encouraged this year to apply to join as one of the festival’s vendors. As a result you will be able to find us the second weekend in the Congo Square African Marketplace, Tent “M.”
That being so, we are up to our ears in preparation. I’ve chosen photo collection celebrating the African Diaspora we’ll offer both as take-away pieces and the option to order prints in your choice of size with shipping so you won’t have to worry about it getting lost or damaged in the funk.
I’m also proud to be able to share proceeds again this year with the New Orleans Musician’s Clinic and Assistance Foundation which serves as a primary physical and mental health resource for “more than 2,000 local musicians and tradition bearers” regardless of ability to pay. We love being able to help them out with our sales and encourage you to help them directly if you’re feeling so inclined.
Here is a sample of work from this exclusive collection:
Zolani Mahola from the South African band Freshly Ground