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Photo by Cheryl Gerber
St. Roch Market
"When I posted these two photos side by side on Facebook, I was dumbfounded by the responses. Some people were so elated that the market was finally fixed up and so beautiful, while others saw it as the scourge of gentrification. I shot the photo of the new St. Roch Market just days before it was vandalized."
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St. Roch Market
Photo by Cheryl Gerber
Up in Arms
"The photo of New Orleans police showing support for their fellow officers as they turned themselves in at the city jail in 2007 looks very much like a photo I shot of Voodoo Music Experience concert fans in 2003."
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Voodoo Music Experience concert fans
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New Orleans Ladies
"A few months before [Hurricane] Katrina, I took the photo of the three women in Treme, outside the Circle Grocery Store after the Mother's Day second line. The other photo I shot for St. Charles Avenue [Magazine] at a party in the Garden District. Every time I hear the Louisiana's Leroux song 'New Orleans Ladies,' I think of both of these photos."
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New Orleans Ladies
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Let Me Down Easy
"Beloved U.S. Congresswoman Lindy Boggs' casket was carried from St. Louis Cathedral by prominent politicians in suits and was gently laid into the hearse. In the other photo, a casket was lowered with straps at Holt Cemetery by a man wearing a Saints T-shirt, as family members watched."
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Let Me Down Easy
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Hands Up
"I'll never forget being swept up in the euphoria on Bourbon Street after the Super Bowl win as complete strangers hugged and celebrated. The guy with his hands up with the peace sign was my favorite shot from the series.
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"The photo of the young man with hands up came out of nowhere while I was photographing Christmas movie night presented by the Downtown Development District on the river. Just as families settled down in their blankets with popcorn and candy to watch Elf, here came the protest in the days after Michael Brown was shot by police [in Ferguson, Missouri]. The looks on the children's faces!"
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Larger than Life
The corpse of society grande dame Mickey Easterling at her wake at the Saenger Theater. Easterling's body was seated on a bench, cigarette holder and Waterford crystal flute in hand, and clad in a pink feather boa and a diamond pin that read  BITCH — just as she wanted it.

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Larger than Life
The mannequin of R&B musician Ernie K-Doe, photographed at his Mother-in-Law Lounge in the 7th Ward. After his death, his widow Antoinette K-Doe often made public appearances around New Orleans in the company of the "K-Doe statue."

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Blue Boys


A marching troupe during the 2002 Southern Decadence parade.

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Blue Boys


A marching troupe on Mardi Gras 2006.

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Juggling Act


Jeanette Maier, the "Canal Street Madam," photographed in 2002. She claimed U.S. Sen. David Vitter was a customer at her brothel.

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Juggling Act


David Vitter in 2004, then a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, declaiming on "family values."

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The Horsemen Cometh


Buffalo Soldiers and others ride horses at the2014 funeral of Darnell "Homeboy" Mitchell Stewart.

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The Horsemen Cometh

New Orleans mounted police at the2011 funeral of Archbishop Philip Hannan.

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Hands Up
"I'll never forget being swept up in the euphoria on Bourbon Street after the Super Bowl win as complete strangers hugged and celebrated. The guy with his hands up with the peace sign was my favorite shot from the series.

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