This latest edition from Anthropy Arts features Debbie Fleming Caffery, who has been documenting the Louisiana sugar cane harvest, the plight of prostitutes in Mexican brothels, and more recently the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The documentary travels with her through the mud of the sugar cane mills, to the devastated homes of Louisiana's Ninth Ward, and to the South of France for the Les Rencontres Arles Photography Festival. In the Photo Commentary, she divulges the stories behind some of her most touching and poignant images. Plus, the Bonus Feature provides further insights to her creative process.
Debbie Fleming Caffery's photographs capture moments of rich beauty in the people and landscapes of the American South and Mexico. A native of Louisiana, Caffery is most comfortable in the shadows, drawn to movements, patterns and deep tonality. Caffery's photography has garnered praise for over thirty years, and has been included in exhibitions from the Smithsonian Institute to the Photo Gallery International in Tokyo. Her work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. She was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005.
Main Documentary: 51 minutes (with Quick Reference Chapter Selection)
Photograph Commentary: by Debbie Fleming Caffery: 30 minutes
BONUS FEATURE: Additional stories and advice: 21 minutes