The New Orleans Portrait Project: The John McDonogh Series

The first portrait came about while seeing the city for the first time after the waters receded.

I met many people after that trip to New Orleans who lost all of their photographic history.

It was at this time I decided to turn my attention to a public High School senior class that was not supposed to re-open.

I fell for these kids and many of the people who were gracious enough to sit for me.

-Lisa Silvestri