Tulane University hosts Monique Verdin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at Tulane University’s Freeman Auditorium.
The New Orleans Center for the Gulf South and Prospect New Orleans invite you to Heart and Land: An Evening with Prospect New Orleans Artist Monique Verdin. For decades, Verdin has documented the complex interconnectedness of environment, culture, economics, climate and change in southeast Louisiana. Verdin will discuss the trajectory of her work from 1998-2018.
“20 years ago, I picked up a camera to document my Houma relatives living in the Yakne Chitto, in the heart of the Mississippi River Delta. What I’ve witnessed has been a cycle of heartbreak, from oil waste pits to hurricanes to catastrophic oil spills to rapid land loss due to sea-level rise and subsidence. My intention has always been to share southLouisiana stories and the complex realities of life at the ends of the bayous. …The more I grow to understand the heartbreak, the more I learn to appreciate this fragile ecosystem I call home and recognize it is a power point for our planet.” —Monique Verdin
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