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Project: Soul of the City

Chandra McCormick and Keith Calhoun are continuing their 30-year commitment to capturing the culture and soul of New Orleans, as well as other parts of Louisiana. McCormick and Calhoun lost two-thirds of their photographic archives when their home and studio were ravaged by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina. During the course of their fellowship, they worked to restore the remaining negatives and to create new work. As before Katrina, they are documenting the unique cultural, social, and religious customs of New Orleans's African American community. In addition, they are capturing the impact of Katrina by covering topics including displaced New Orleanians living in Texas, the working and living conditions faced by day laborers from Central America and Mexico, and residents' strength, resiliency, and activism as they fight to return home and rebuild their communities.


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