In reality opposites are one; art shows this. --Eli Siegel

Amy Dienes

A Tribute to New Orleans

In the last two years I've visited New Orleans to visit my daughter, who attends school there, and have come to have a deep love for this historical and intriguing city. Like all of America, I was affected greatly by the devastation when Katrina hit New Orleans. I felt a friend was hurt. I had many emotions, from rage to tears, seeing before my eyes a city under water and her people abandoned.

Aesthetic Realism, the education founded by poet and philosopher Eli Siegel, states, "All beauty is a making one of opposites, and the making one of opposites is what we are going after in ourselves." I saw that New Orleans is a oneness of past and present, old and new, pride and humility, a city that has, in its history, fallen and risen more than once. Through my photographs I hope people will see New Orleans the way it was and could be again.
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Morning in the French Quarter
Dauphine Street
Green Door
Swamp Trees 1
Swamp Trees 2
Swamp Trees 3
Dog Walker
The Spotted Cat
Audubon Park
Pink Doors

All photographs © 2010 by Amy Dienes

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