The only conception about swamps I had was coming from “Down by Law“, Jim Jarmusch’s amazing movie, since we don’t have any swamps back in Turkey. It took me more than 3 years to really understand and appreciate this fragile and beautiful landscape. One day, in Jean Lafitte National Park in Louisiana, I figured that there would be more to the swamp than I had envisioned and decided to document my journey of getting acquainted with it.
Meeting the Swamp
I photographed Krewe Du Vieux, one of the earliest parades of the New Orleans Mardi Gras for a local newspaper, The Levee.
A horizontal, leaderless, aimless gathering of the people. Absolutely phenomenal. Some people despise Occupy Wall Street due to the fact that they have no mainstream …