Monday, September 29, 2008


Today we went out the the 9th Ward for a sunrise shoot. I meet a couple of painters in the neighborhood who were working on new houses. Business is definitely up for them since the storm and reconstruction of houses.

The new houses are somewhat odd in their design. They stick out of the ground on their stilt like legs that overlook the open lots and gutted houses that surround them. It is a lot to take in. I am interested in continuing to photograph this progress and talk with the neighbors about the new houses and the status of houses still mostly untouched.

After this we headed down to the lake where I got a fishing lesson from Alberto, a New Orleans local since the 1970's. I did not manage dinner for our group, but I did lose some of Alberto's bait to the crabs. Hopefully he had better luck the rest of the day than I did.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


So here are my anticipated locations for the trip as well as the contact information and name of each business I will be visiting.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Church topic contacts

So here is the information for my contacts that I am waiting to hear back from. My focus for the moment remains on the churches and holy orders' role in the restoration of the city and also the state of the church at this time in terms of individual parishes and dangers of having to close.

I am also interested in what the churches I contacted have to say in terms of what their needs are and if my essay topic could be used to help meet a need that they have.


Saint Louis Cathedral
615 Pere Antoine Aly
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-9585

St. Patrick's Church
724 Camp St
New Orleans, LA 70130
(504) 525-4413

St. Peter Claver Church
1923 Saint Philip St, New Orleans
(504) 822-8059

St. Augustine Catholic Church
1210 Governor Nicholls St
New Orleans, LA 70116
(504) 525-5934

Holy Name of Jesus
6367 Saint Charles Ave
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 865-7430

St. Joseph Church
1802 Tulane Ave
New Orleans, LA 70112
(504) 522-3186

St. Mary of the Angels Church
3501 N Miro St
New Orleans, LA 70117
(504) 945-3186

Fr. Mark Pavlik
St. Olaf Catholic Church
Minneapolis, MN