"Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish" is the latest project from Louisiana based photographer Deborah Luster. The collection, recently featured at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, are haunting images of homicide sites in New Orleans. Luster found these sites in the local Times-Picayune newspaper and lugged her 8 x 10 Deardorff camera through the sweltering streets of New Orleans capturing what the Shaniman Gallery calls "the dizzyingly empty space at the core of violence". The sites range from those of national headline making homicides, to unknown killings in back alleyways, dive bars and the forgotten edges of town. They document a cycle of violence plaguing one of America's most beloved cities. The limited edition book can be purchased from Twin Palms Publishers: http://tinyurl.com/4nro4c6
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