The Coast of Baton Rouge

By  |  May 6, 2020
All photos © William Greiner All photos © William Greiner

Artist: Willaim Greiner

Project: Land’s End

Description: As a child, native New Orleanian William Greiner was very concerned about the city existing below sea level. “I would look out over the levees, half-expecting to see a wall of water rushing towards me,” he recalls. “As we all know, that day did indeed come. New Orleans was submerged briefly, but long enough to change my city irrevocably.” Since Hurricane Katrina made landfall in 2005, Greiner has photographed the area around Baton Rouge for his series Land’s End, reimagining the landscape as a potential new coastline, a projection of what Louisiana might look like following another catastrophic storm or the long-term impacts of climate change.

 


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William Greiner (Born 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana), is an artist residing in Fort Worth, TX. Greiner holds BFA degrees from Tufts University/School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston and an MBA from Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts. Greiner’s work can be found in more than 60 public art collections. Since 2014, Greiner has expanded his practice beyond photography to include painting, collage, sculpture and print making. Instagram: @williamstuff