Akasha Rabut: Edna Karr Project
December 1-31, 2014
Marching bands and majorettes in New Orleans are probably the hardest working high school bands in the world. New Orleans has a thriving culture of young people who are passionate about music and performing arts. It’s truly magical. Edna Karr is a body of work that documents the life of young majorettes and marching band members as they practice and condition themselves for Mardi Gras. – Akasha Rabut
Akasha Rabut spent her childhood living between Kauai and California; after graduating high school she received the Women’s League Scholarship for her photography along with a Merit Scholarship from Otis Parsons College of Art and Design. Soon after completing her foundation year at Otis she transferred to the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received the continuing merit scholarship for 3 years and graduated with a BFA in photography.
Akasha’s main focus is fine art portraiture and documentary photography. She has been involved in numerous group shows including CMYK at May Gallery, Inventing Reality at A Gallery For Fine Art and Scion Presents by Juxtapose Magazine. Her work was highlighted in Luna Press’ anthology Inventing Reality and has been featured in different publications such as Complex, Vice and Beautiful Decay. Her latest commision was from rapper J. Cole and is a project about Feguson, Missouri.