New Orleans has a charm that just seems to draw people in. No matter where one is from, moving to New Orleans can turn anyone into someone “from the South.” The subject of this week’s Photo Crusades, Richard McCabe, seems to be no different.
Richard, who was born in England, moved to New Orleans 11 years ago and wasted no time immersing himself in photography projects that revolved around the American South. “I always had this romantic Bohemian notion of New Orleans as a place where one could escape America, yet still live in America,” Richard noted when asked about his collection “The States Project: Louisiana.”
Richard recently released his book Land Starand is the photography curator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. This fall, he will be curating “New Southern Photography,” which will feature twenty-five photographers of various professional levels.
Let’s see how Richard’s Southern charm translates into this week’s theme of the Photo Crusades: