Akasha Rabut is a photographer based in New Orleans and New York City. She has a BFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She has been published in VICE, Boooooooom, Beautiful Decay, Next American City, Feature Shoot and Juxtapose. Akasha’s work was most recently highlighted in Luna Press’ anthology Inventing Reality. Today we share her series, New Orleans.
New Orleans is an ongoing project, both figuratively and literally. It’s unlike any other place in the United States. New Orleans is a sinking city that bounces back from every disaster that strikes, at it’s own comfortable pace. It is fertile and it is deeply rooted. The city is not shy, it’s constantly uttering strong audible sounds. Music blows in the wind and inexplicable happenings are always ready to be seen. I am attracted to the leisurely speed of the city and the lifestyle it has cultivated. This body of work is about the culture that is living and thriving in the northern most Caribbean city.
To view more of Akasha’s work please visit her website.