Mardi Gras Indians Photography Exhibition by Pableaux Johnson
A prolific writer and photographer, Pableaux Johnson writes often about the food, heritage, and culture of his hometown of New Orleans. In 2014, he documented a year of life and loss among the Mardi Gras Indians, who spend untold hours stitching and beading and feathering costumes to be worn each year for Mardi Gras Day and Carnival, for annual events, and for Jazzfest. He captures the craftsmanship but also documents the community involvement, chants, drums, and dance of the Mardi Gras Indian culture. His work also portrays the commitment to family – biological and chosen – that tribes express when they lose elders and chiefs.
Opening reception takes place on January 11th during Red Beans Roadshow Dinner, a ticketed event that requires advance registration.
Photographs on display from Friday, January 12 through February 2018
The show is free and open to the public.
M – F 10am – 5pm
Sat. 10am – 3pm
Alabama Chanin @ The Factory
462 Lane Drive
Florence, AL 35630
For more information, contact: media (at) alabamachanin.com or call 256-760-1090