Vanishing Land

By  |  October 21, 2015
“Losing Ground”, 2014 | All photos by Cate Colvin Sampson “Losing Ground”, 2014 | All photos by Cate Colvin Sampson

Artist: Cate Colvin Sampson

Project: All the Place You’ve Got

Description: All the Place You’ve Got  by Cate Colvin Sampson explores the communities of the vanishing South Louisiana hinterlands. The series is inspired by the conservationist writings of Wendell Berry and Mike Tidwell.


Cate Colvin Sampson is a historic process and documentary photographer based in New Orleans, Louisiana. Sampson is the 2015 grant recipient of the Michael P. Smith Fund for Documentary Photography, issued by the New Orleans Photo Alliance.

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Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.