These photographs were taken along streets that border the Mississippi River, connecting uptown to downtown New Orleans. I am drawn to the shapes and textures of the postindustrial urban landscape and feel compelled to capture them for posterity. The area is rapidly changing, due in part to the effects of both globalization and gentrification. So, out of nostalgia for American industry in general and this neighborhood in particular, I’ve made it my mission to try and capture the patina, the funk, the grit, the beautifully rusty underbelly, before it disappears completely.
--Jennifer Shaw

Jennifer Shaw.

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