The Louisiana State Historic Preservation Office recently received a grant to erect a public archaeology display at the intersection of Basin Street and Conti Street. As a part of that display, I was asked to photograph artifacts uncovered from the historic Iberville neighborhood, which once housed New Orleans’ famous red light district, Storyville. The display discusses how the neighborhood has changed through time and uses archaeology as a lens to better understand and observe those changes. If you are local, be sure to stop by and see the images, artifacts, and learn more about this famed area of the city.
GOOD CHILDREN GALLERY
Southerly Gold was recently invited to join Good Children Gallery. The artist-run space is located in the St. Claude Arts District of New Orleans. Member exhibitions rotate on a monthly schedule, so stay tuned for more information as our upcoming show develops.
HOHENTHURN AIRCRAFT RECOVERY
In the summer of 2017, I had the privilege of working as field technician and project photographer during the forensic excavation of Tuskegee Airman Captain Lawrence Dickson. This was an incredibly dynamic project dependent upon the cooperation of multiple federal, state, and international agencies, and seeped in the complex history of WWII both in the United States and abroad. Much has been written about Captain Dickson and this archaeological undertaking, a small portion of which can be read here.
One of Southerly Gold's images was selected for Anniversary Artists' exhibition curated by the Creative Alliance of New Orleans. More info on the show and organization here.
One of my images was recently featured in the inaugural issue of Rûm Magazine, a publication based out of Austria that spotlights analog photography.
I was one of ten recipients of UNO's P.U.R.S.U.E. Grant which funds undergraduate research projects. My presentation discussed the existence and social memory of POW camps in Louisiana during WWII. The research combined photography, historical reconstruction, and anthropology, and landed me first place in the annual Innovate UNO event, as well as an invitation to the UL Academic Summit.
Several creative mentors were invited by Big Class to lead one of their monthly weekend workshops. Ariya Martin and I orchestrated the photographic component, while other mentors taught film, poetry, and communication fundamentals. Learn more about the organization and the weekend workshops here.