New Orleans-based photographer Deborah Luster is having an exceptionally successful 2013, already.
Luster has just closed a show at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans of work from her portfolio Tooth For an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish.
Today, the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation announced that Luster is one of twelve photographers to be awarded prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships for the year.
I have long thought that Luster was one of the very best photographers working today, in the South or anywhere.
Congratulations to Luster for her exceptionally powerful, thoughtful, and compelling photographs, and for the outstanding recognition she has earned through the Guggenheim fellowship competition.
Also, thanks to Don Norris for alerting me to Luster's show at the Ogden in New Orleans.