This was the final day in New Orleans. I am not quite sure where we went for the morning shoot but I believe it was Algiers. Later that morning, Amanda and I went to get a couple of souvenirs. I was then able to go to Kenner, which was the location of the oldest Hispanic grocery store in the area. The director of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Darlene Kattan, was so wonderful in giving me information as to which areas would be good to photograph. After I photographed the grocery store, we went back to the hotel to finish getting packed. Amanda and I went out again to get a couple of more souvenirs and to get a bite to eat. The remaining hour was spent in the hotel lobby as a group talking and relaxing. We were off to the airport for a short flight back to Minneapolis.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
We went back to Mid City Monday morning and I followed Amanda around once again with the G9. I spent most of the rest of the day revisiting as many places that I could to fill in any gaps from my other shoots. I got some portraits and an amazing quesadilla! I almost forgot that I saw my first real alligator earlier that day thanks to Nick's lookout. It kept its head above the water just long enough for me to get a video and a couple pictures of it. I cannot quite remember why, but we ventured out to Versailles that night and I was able to photograph the "Latinos American Barber Shop"--I could not believe that I had been in that area so many times and never saw the barber shop there.
Thursday, July 2, 2009
I am pretty sure Sunday morning was spent in Lower Mid City following Amanda with the G9, and photographing businesses in Mid City. I didn't get that many usable pictures because it was so early and the businesses were not open. Later that night, I went into Musica Latina (a music store) and photographed the interior of the store. We also drove by a soccer game and decided to stop to photograph it. I was extremely nervous to go up to people and photograph them but I am so glad that I was pushed to approach them anyway.