Monique Michelle Verdin is a native daughter of southeast Louisiana. Her documentation offers an intimate window into Louisiana’s indigenous Houma Nation, exposing the complex interconnectedness of environment, economics, culture, climate and change challenging the bayou communities of her homeland.
My Louisiana Love, Within A Sense (2012) is a personal documentary narrative about Verdin’s life, exposing a centuries old story of loss and resilience in the Mississippi River Delta. Her photography has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is included in Unfathomable City : A New Orleans Atlas, University of California (2013,) The Good Pirates of the Forgotten Bayous, Yale University Press (2008) and Nonesuch Records’ Habitat for Humanity benefit album Our New Orleans (2005.) She is currently collaborating on a multi-disciplinary project about the loss of land and culture in Southeast Louisiana titled Cry You One.