down the Road to Louisiana's vanishing coast (2012-2016) Fish Town is a documentary project, focused on preserving the cultural and environmental remains of southeast Louisiana’s fishing communities. Due to a dying industry and a rapidly vanishing coastline, the places and people who are generations deep in Louisiana’s fishing traditions have been quietly slipping into extinction for decades, many without a form of historic preservation. These are the same towns that for more than a century have not only made New Orleans an epicenter of fresh seafood dining, but have also traditionally served as getaways for New Orleans families, an escape to nature where time can be spent together sport fishing on the lakes and bayous and gathering around crab and crawfish boils. Since 2009 I’ve been traveling “down the road," capturing these places and people through photography and oral history recordings. In 2016, Fish Town was assembled into a tangible piece of historic preservation, in the form of a book that will be published by George F. Thompson Publishing in partnership with the American Land Publishing Project, a program of the Center for the Study of Place (501c(3)). The book will include approximately 200 pages with 140 film, color photographs taken between 2012 and 2017 in southeastern Louisiana, in addition to text narratives transcribed from audio recordings with members of the fishing communities and a closing essay by Craig E. Colten, Carl O. Sauer Professor of Geography at Louisiana State University and author of An Unnatural Metropolis: Wrestling New Orleans from Nature (LSU, 2005). Fish Town will be published in October 2018.