Dave Anderson ~ One Block : A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds

Dave Anderson has a newly released book from Aperture, One Block : A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds.

I saw some of the work last December when I attended PhotoNOLA. The images were full of grace. It is thrilling to see that the book is now released along with an accompanying exhibition at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art AND an actual block party on Saturday, August 28, 4:00–7:00 pm, on the 500 block of Flood and Caffin Streets (on the actual block where the photographs were made). There will be musical performances by Rebirth Brass Band and Little Freddie King plus food from a surprise New Orleans chef. If you are in the area, you won't want to miss this party!

I find myself marveling at the simplicity, elegance, dignity and understated compassion contained in each of these images. These residents were in the best of hands when they agreed to be photographed by Dave. Aperture has accompanying videos of the subjects on their site, well worth a visit.