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For decades, communities along the industrial corridor between Baton Rouge and New Orleans have worried that toxic emissions were harming their health. It’s a fear that has earned the region the nickname “Cancer Alley.” Richard Misrach began photographing this stretch of the Mississippi River in 1998.
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After being hit hard by Hurricane Katrina and again by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, coastal communities in Louisiana are dealing with massive erosion. Photographer Kael Alford spent five years exploring the issue and reconnecting with a portion of her heritage.
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Shane Lavalette’s new series of photographs explores the people, places and environments that have given rise to and continue to inspire traditional Southern music such as blues, gospel, and bluegrass. His work will be part of an exhibit at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta beginning in June.
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British photographer Martin Parr’s previously unseen “Up and Down Peachtree” captures everyday life in Atlanta. The project brought him to the American South for the first time. In his usual quirky style, Parr focuses on the seemingly mundane to reveal the spirit and culture of the community.