Kristin Fouquet attempts to convey a story with each photograph. New Orleans, with its rich culture, music, and architecture, always provides stories. Her instinct is black and white photography as it forces the mind to see the world differently. It sets a mood; it enhances texture, shadow, and depth not often seen in color.
The photo feature opens with Fog in Jackson Square, which we also have selected to open the top of this month’s story page. Each photo is accompanied by Kristin’s notes.
Fog in Jackson Square
Jackson Square with its iconic statue of Andrew Jackson is one of the most often photographed views in New Orleans, but it is usually taken from the front with St. Louis Cathedral behind it. I took this image from the back of the square, in front of the cathedral, but the statue is still central.
In the last couple of years, several confederate monuments and statues have been removed. For more, see NPR’s article With Lee Statue’s Removal, Another Battle Of New Orleans Comes To A Close.
The group, Take ‘Em Down NOLA, wants to remove at least five more statues in New Orleans – one of them is Andrew Jackson in Jackson Square. It is unclear if he will stay or go. For more, see The New Orleans Advocate’s, article WWL: Take ‘Em Down NOLA marches over weekend for removal of 5 more statues in New Orleans.