Rise, Photo Installation

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In my attempts at salvaging photographs, there have been many that are far too gone to recognize. I could throw them away. After all, many have lost their ink entirely. They’re just paper that has been underwater.

But I cannot throw them out. At some point in time, someone thought enough of a moment to stop and say “This is important. This is worth remembering.” And they snapped a frame of film. I want to honor those moments, even the ones too damaged to decipher.

This piece is titled “Rise” – to symbolize what the water did, and then what the people of Louisiana do, time and time again. We rise. We overcome. We carry on.

baton rouge flood photographer photos
My daughter, Charlotte, standing in front of the installation titled “Rise.”
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