Life Along the Louisiana Coast

Joseph and Jasmine Jackson play in the bayou. Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana. Photo: Kael Alford, Commissioned by the High Museum of Art.

Hour 2:           Even before Hurricane Isaac landed on the Louisiana coast last month, residents there already had it tough due to the lingering effects of Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, ongoing coastal erosion and wetland destruction, and a general lack of attention from the government and the media. What will it take for these communities to survive? We’ll find out this hour with journalist and photographer Kael Alford who has been documenting life along the Louisiana coast since 2005. Her work was on view at Atlanta’s High Museum this summer as part of the “Picturing the South” exhibit and can be seen in her book “Bottom of da Boot” (Fall Line, 2012).