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coming through slaughter. | July 5, 2010

E.J. Bellocq. Photographer. New Orleans. 1873-1949.

Like most good things, I first heard of Bellocq in a novel by Michael Ondaatje.
Bellocq’s photos feature the prostitutes of Storyville, New Orleans’ legalized red light district around the turn of the last century.
A good example of vernacular photography, I think.


1 Comment »

  1. These are wonderful photographs!

    Comment by cassiewarminger — July 6, 2010 @ 1:49 am

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