The Living Museum has had the pleasure of collaborating with Ryan Brandenberg, an incredible photojournalist and the author of Roots Run Deep Here: A Return to New Orleans’ Ninth Ward After Katrina. Ryan Brandenberg is a full-time photographer for Temple University and a photojournalist in Philadelphia. A regular freelance contributor to local and national newspapers, he earned his bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the University of Pittsburgh and his master’s degree in documentary photography from Temple. His self-published book, Roots Run Deep Here, reveals the local traditions of history, family, community and faith that make the Ninth Ward the only possible home for those who decide to return. It also celebrates the spirit of possibility and hope that these residents and those who are helping them rebuild bring to a recovering New Orleans and to America.
You can view his professional photo site at ryanbrandenberg.com.
The following are a few of the photos featured in Ryan Brandenberg’s photo exhibition at the Lower Ninth Ward Living Museum.