Picturing Black New Orleans
Learning through the lens of Florestine Perrault Collins
Collins created an unusual path for herself as an African American studio photograhper in 1930s New Orleans. From behind the camera, she documented the profound changes in the lives of Louisiana Creoles and African Americans.
Anthony knows the subject well. Not only is she a historian, she’s also the photographer's great niece. Learn more about Collins’s story and those of the individuals she photographed in Picturing Black New Orleans: A Creole Photographer’s View of the Early Twentieth Century.