New Orleans 2006: music, hope and love in the ruins
New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival
New Orleans, Louisiana
April 28-30 and May 5-7
REVIEW BY BILL NEVINS AND PRISCILLA BACA Y CANDALARIA
....."Visual artists, too, are working in defence of their city and their fellow citizens. The Arts Council of New Orleans and the Cultural Economy initiative are focused on rebuilding the NOLA artistic culture. The surreal reality that is post-Katrina New Orleans can be seen in the extraordinary slow-exposure night-time photographs being shot by Cultural Economy activist photography artist Frank Relle and posted on his site, http://www.frankrelle.com. Relle himself a cheerfully die-hard champion of the people and culture of New Orleans, defied curfew and National Guard-Blackwater armed patrols to get his eerily beautiful Lower Ninth Ward photos."