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Sunday, April 13, 2008
I'm having one of those days, weeks or whatever you want to call it. When I'm in that space I crave comfort food and the places that deliver that experience. Those places tend to remind me of childhood and it always makes me think of Robert Frank's "The Americans."
This image is of one of my all time favorite spots, John's Seafood in Lafayette, Louisiana. It's the one I think about when I'm down. Sadly it recently closed due to a fire and may not re-open. Sad day, bad week, place on fire—think there's a blues rag in this?
Susan Shaw is an internationally exhibited painter and photographer. Private and public collections include the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Shaw is the recipient of two New York State Artist’s Fellowships and 2007/2009 residency fellowships at the Vermont Studio Center.
Kurt Hoss is a freelance photographer capturing the exuberance of
New York City for 35 years. A favorite project has been documenting life in south western Louisiana, culminating in two recent books, Going to Lafayette and Bosco Swamp.
Shaw and Hoss recently received an AVA gold award for video production, as producers of The Mermaid Parade.