This powerful image was sold as a poster by Habitat for Humanity on Ebay to raise funds for a Project called Musician’s Village among other things. {From Ebay} The photograph, taken by Scott Landis, is of New Orleans musician Bob French. Mr. French is one of the many who lost their home to the flood waters when the flood walls failed. Mr. French is a drummer and leader of the Original Tuxedo Brass Band. This is the band established by Oscar (Papa) Celestin in 1910. Mr. French took over the leadership from his father Albert in 1977. Notice that down the street there is a house in the road.

In the “New Orleans as photographed by professional photographers” posts, every photo is owned by a professional. These low-res reproductions will hopefully entice you to seek out the originals. I will include all contact information whenever possible.
Originally Published Dec 2008