New Photographs up at CANARY / by Zack Smith

I will be showing 6 new photographs from my debut series, "Photographs from the End of the Earth". These 6 images are the first of many in my ongoing document of Grande Isle, Louisiana.

After going there w/ a good friend almost 5 years ago, i fell in love w/ this community which reminded me of Lafayette, the bayous and it's surroundings. When i wanted to get away from the computer and the city, i'd drive to the little island. You can get there only a few ways, and my favorite way was to take 90 to the West Bank, and take the Old Hwy 1. Here you would pass thru towns like; Des Allemands, Raceland, Golden Meadow, Cut Off, on your way to the big bridge that dumps you on the island. And here, you are really at the end of the earth.

What fascinated me about the island was its people. But what i began to photograph was their surroundings. I had just got access to the 4x5 on loan from the New Orleans Photo Alliance, and I would take drives on inside side streets, and explore the backyards, the leveed backyards, boats in yards, graveyards in yards. All on the island. There really is no place like it.



I will be showing some images from "Photographs from the End of the Earth" at the CANARY Gallery on May 1st...here's more:


CANARY GALLERY
Photographs from the End of the Earth, by Zack Smith
Saturday, May 1st - 7:30-9:30 (come after jazzfest!)
329 Julia St.
Show up till end of July, 2010

also showing: new photographs by Blake Haney