Two art exhibitions created by famed New Orleanian photographers Charles Lovell and Eric Waters will be opening up soon in the Crescent City. An art gallery organized by the New Orleans Healing Center will feature prominently the myriad of majestic photographs taken by these two men. Located at the New Orleans Healing Center itself on Saint Claude Avenue and opening on November 14, the gallery will be open for public viewing every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Because the installment is staying until December 5 and that admission is totally free, interested parties will have ample time to enjoy this excellent collection of soulful photographs.
Both of the aforementioned men are award-winning photographers recognized specifically for their work in expertly capturing the spirit of New Orleans. Waters and Lovell have both been recognized with the prestigious bestowing of the Michael P. Smith Documentary Photographer of the Year award. Charles Lovell has over 10 years of New Orleans-focused photography and art production under his belt, and Eric Waters has an astounding career of over 30 years in a similar vein.
Though both of their repertoires are centered around New Orleans as a city, they have an interesting rift in sub-focuses. While Lovell is known for his work in documenting and photographing parades, jazz funerals, clubs, and the like, Waters conversely focuses on street culture and an especial focus on the African American influences of the city's cultural eccentricities and idiosyncrasies. A few examples of each of their works are shown here, but the only way to truly appreciate the decades-strong work of these two mavens of New Orleans culture is to visit the exhibition at the New Orleans Healing Center.