The number of lounges in black neighborhoods are shrinking rapidly. These waterholes were the social hubs of their communities for decades. I’ll document these establishments, along with their regulars, set-ups, and relationships to culture bearers. This is a multimedia project using photography, audio, writing, and video. The final presentation will be archived for public use, compiled into a book and an online exhibition with a digital bank of archival images from the lounges.
Artist: L. Kasimu Harris
New Orleans, LA