Leon Morris Presents ‘Homage: New Orleans’

Fri 14th August, 2015 – Mon 31st August, 2015
Gallery #9
9 Johnston Street, Collingwood
Ten years on from Hurricane Katrina, Melbourne photojournalist Leon Morris chronicles twenty years in New Orleans.

As fate would have it, Leon Morris’ photo documentation of New Orleans ended up being a chronicle of the ten years before and after Hurricane Katrina.

Building on New Orleans’ vibrant music culture, the homage includes over 300 images capturing the personalities and performances of some of the world’s jazz, blues, and soul greats such as the Neville Brothers, Nina Simone, Miles Davis, and James Brown.

Getting back to the roots of soul music, Morris' accompanying photography book, Homage: New Orleans explores the beginnings of contemporary music culture in the Mississippi Delta.