We are delighted to present Tell My Feet I Made It Home by Gus Bennett as our 2019 PhotoNOLA Collectors Club Print. Gus Bennett is a New Orleans-based photographer whose work is about community and collaboration. He has been documenting the people of New Orleans for more than four decades. This image, taken in 2019, is from an ongoing series in which Bennett focuses on feet dancing in the streets at Second Line parades and community celebrations.
“He’s doing something nobody else in the city is doing. He’s capturing ordinary, everyday people in the most beautiful ways.” – Cheryl Gerber
Widely known for his New Orleans People Project (NOPP), Gus Bennett has created portraits of more than 3000 people since he began the series. Bennett’s recent projects include ‘Suspicious Black Men,’ which explores the ramifications of men who are illegally profiled and/or detained and later found to be innocent. Gus Bennett was an Artist-in-Residence at the Joan Mitchell Center in 2019, and has been recognized by the Urban League of Greater New Orleans for his outstanding achievements in bridging communities through the arts.
Tell My Feet I Made It Home is being offered for the first time in this exclusive edition, featuring a 6×9” image on 10×12” cotton rag paper. The archival pigment prints, signed and numbered in pencil, are available for purchase now.
The PhotoNOLA Collectors Club was established in 2013, as a fundraising initiative with a mission to encourage collecting. Each year we partner with a photographer to offer a limited edition print, giving the public an opportunity to collect art at an accessible price point. Offered at $100 plus shipping, the editions are beautifully crafted archival pigment prints on 12×10” cotton rag paper, signed and numbered by the artists. Proceeds support the programming initiatives of PhotoNOLA, a volunteer-run photography festival.