In the Spirit
The Photography of Michael P. Smith from the Historic New Orleans Collection
- Paperback (BC)
- 01 Apr 2014
- Historic New Orleans Collection
Through photographs, field recordings, journals, correspondence, painted ephemera, and other documents, Michael P. Smith’s professional and person interests offer an extended gaze into the world of spiritual churches, Mardi Gras Indians, and traditional jazz funerals, as well as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, which Smith photographed without interruption from 1970 to 2004. In the Spirit features essays by John Berry, Dan Cameron, John H. Lawrence, and Jude Solomon and includes a selection of nearly one hundred Michael P. Smith photographs. The Historic New Orleans Collection is home to the archive of the photographer, which is available to the public at the Williams Research Center.