Although homicides have been on the decline in New Orleans in recent years, the city still ranks highest in the nation in per capita murders. Deborah Luster’s sobering Tooth for an Eye: A Chorography of Violence in Orleans Parish examines homicide scenes around New Orleans. The photographs—some taken decades after the fact—illuminate the nature of violence, showing that violent crime, even when historical and impalpable is nonetheless inescapable. Click here to see Luster’s project Tooth for an Eye.
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin