Art for Art’s Sake is rolling this week-end and one of NOLAFemmes favorite sisters is participating in a photo show on Magazine Street. New Orleanian Laura Bergerol is a world-renown professional photographer who contributed to our Katrina Photo Project this year with several of her beautiful and haunting photos of homes in the city. Laura and Boise based photographer Stacy Ericson created Images Without Borders in the wake of the Haitian earthquake in an effort to supply humanitarian aid through their talent as photographers. They enlisted other photographers to join the cause and now you can view and purchase their stunning photographs this week-end at a showing at The Shop of the Two Sisters, 1800 Magazine Street during Art for Arts Sake. All proceeds with be donated to Doctors Without Borders, less the cost of printing, and are limited edition prints that will be retired after purchase.
Laura was kind enough to give NOLAFemmes access to the photographs in the show so we could share a few of them with our readers. So, if you’re out and about for this event Saturday evening, be sure to stop by The Shop of the Two Sisters to catch Laura’s show between the hours of 6 and 9 p.m. Here is a listing of participating Magazine Street merchants.
Watching the tragedy unfold this past week brought back vivid memories of August 2005. Its terrible especially since Haiti, despite being one of the poorest countries in the west, was experiencing a renaissance of late. It hurts to the soul to see the human suffering and feel the helplessness of the situation.
The very least one can do is donate to the relief effort. I remember the Red Cross presence in New Orleans for months after the disaster – donating funds to those in need, help with medical needs and blood drives and the many food trucks passing out meals around town. If you feel compelled to get involved, consider donating to the American Red Cross.
Red Cross picture slideshow