Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River

UPDATE: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, The Historic New Orleans Collection closed to the public on March 14, 2020, while Enigmatic Stream was on view. Because of the closure, the exhibit did not come down on April 5, 2020, as planned. At such time that HNOC re-opens to the public, the exhibit may be extended. However, a re-opening date and a decision regarding a revised closing date have not yet been made. Please check back here for updates.

During the pandemic closure a virtual tour of the exhibit is available on The Historic New Orleans Collection website here: https://www.hnoc.org/virtual/enigmatic-stream

Tuesday, September 17, 2019, Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River opened at The Historic New Orleans Collection; 520 Royal Street, New Orleans. The exhibit features 100 prints from the project, which are arranged geographically beginning with mile marker 83 in St. Bernard Parish to mile marker 234 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, representing 151 miles of the Mississippi River’s course. Large red numbers indicate mile markers and inform the viewer where they are on the river as they view the exhibit. The photographs are complemented by an assemblage of river artifacts, which include a copy of Mark Twain’s Life on the Mississippi; a placemat from Airline Motors Diner, which highlights oil refineries and other heavy industry sites as nearby tourist attractions; and a river stage marker, which will chart fluctuations of the river stage during the run of the exhibit. There is also an interactive display of river maps for that section of the river featured in the exhibit. The exhibit will be on display until April 5, 2020.

Enigmatic Stream: Industrial Landscapes of the Lower Mississippi River, the book, is profiled on my website here: https://richardsextonstudio.com/enigmatic-stream/.

It can be purchased from The Historic New Orleans Collection here: https://www.hnoc.org/publications/books/enigmatic-stream.

A satellite exhibit of work from Enigmatic Stream is on view at A Gallery for Fine Photography, 241 Chartres St., New Orleans, through the end of 2019 and can be previewed on my website here: https://richardsextonstudio.com/2019/08/enigmatic-stream-at-a-gallery-for-fine-photography/

Reviews of Enigmatic Stream can be viewed on my website here: https://richardsextonstudio.com/enigmatic-stream/ and here: https://richardsextonstudio.com/enigmatic-stream-industrial-landscapes-of-the-lower-mississippi-river/