Bottom of da Boot
Photographs by Kael Alford
Fall Line Press, 2012, 128 pp.
78 color photographs, hardcover, 10'' x 9 3/4''
Signed copies available!
Bottom of da Boot focuses on the people and places of the disappearing communities of Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe-aux-Chenes on Louisiana's fragile coastline. With photographs taken between 2005 and 2011, Kael Alford documents the lives of the people living in their eroding environment, as they honor the legacy of their Native American and French lineage.
An essay by Brett Abbott, Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, introduces this book of photographs which were commissioned by the High Museum's "Picturing the South" series. An award-winning international photojournalist, Alford contributes a poignant essay about her personal experience discovering her own family heritage that is connected to these people and this place.
Bottom of da Boot is $45, plus $5 shipping, first 50 copies purchased are signed. Please see selections from the book below.
|Bottom of da Boot (Special Edition) is $250, plus $5 shipping, with 9x9 inch signed print (Juliette on the Levee), Limited Edition of 50. A portion of the proceeds from the special edition will go towards a college fund for the children of Isle de Jean Charles and Pointe-aux-Chenes.|