In French, the word "batture" signifies the land that is "beaten on" by the river. Eleanor Owen Kerr’s photography project "On the Batture" examines the untouched space in Louisiana — both too shallow for ships to pass and too wet for development — that exists between the Mississippi River and its levees. Click here to see Eleanor Owen Kerr’s project "On the Batture."
"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