Bottom of da Boot

by Kael Alford

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.

Artist Biography

Kael Alford was born 1970 in Middletown, NY and is a photographer, writer, and educator whose work focuses on issues of political violence, human relationships to the environment, and human relationships to one another. She started as a photojournalist covering the conflicts in the Balkans (1996-2002) before covering Iraq after the US invasion and then the small communities in Louisiana impacted by global warming and the BP oil spill. Her work has been exhibited globally including the High Museum of Art and De Young Museum. She currently resides in Dallas, TX and continues to work for publications and teach photography at Southern Methodist University. 

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Bottom of da Boot By Kael Alford
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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.

Released 2012
78 Color Photographs
128 Pages
Hardcover
10" x 9.75"
First Edition of 1,000
Essays by Brett Abbott and Kael Alford
ISBN: 978-0-9799379-1-0