Book Launch : Virginia Hanusik - Into The Quiet And The Light: Water, Life, And Land Loss In South Louisiana -June 11

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Book launch for local photographer Virginia Hanusik's - Into The Quiet and the Light: Water, Life, and Land Loss in South Louisiana

Local photographer Virginia Hanusik will be here for a celebratory evening honoring the release of her book Into the Quiet and the Light: Water, Life, and Land Loss in South Louisiana 

Hanusik will  moderate a panel discussion featuring Jessica Dandridge, Mike Dardar, Nini Nguyen, and Nathaniel Rich. Afterward, she will be available to personalize copies of her book. 


Entry to the event is free and open to the public but the shop encourages interested parties to RSVP to ensure entry and reserve a copy of the book as space is limited. Additional copies will be available to purchase.

In South Louisiana, where the Mississippi River meets the Gulf of Mexico, water—and the history of controlling it—is omnipresent. Glimpses the vulnerabilities and possibilities of living on the water during an ongoing climate catastrophe and the fallout of the fossil fuel industry—past, present, and future. 

Into the Quiet and the Light sustains our physical, mental, and emotional connections to these landscapes through a collection of photographs by Virginia Hanusik. Framing the architecture and infrastructure of South Louisiana with both distance and intimacy, introspection and expansiveness, this work engages new memories, microhistories, anecdotes, and insights from scholars, artists, activists, and practitioners working in the region. 

Unfolding alongside and in dialogue with Hanusik’s photographs, these reflections soberly and hopefully populate images of South Louisiana’s built and natural environments, opening up multiple pathways that defy singularity and complicate the disaster-oriented imagery often associated with the region and its people. In staging these meditations on water, life, and land loss, this book invites readers to join both Hanusik and the contributors in reading multiplicity into South Louisiana’s water-ruled landscapes.

Event date: 

Tuesday, June 11, 2024 - 6:00pm

Event address: 

The Garden District Book Shop
2727 Prytania St
New Orleans, LA 70130
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Into the Quiet and the Light: Water, Life, and Land Loss in South Louisiana By Virginia Hanusik Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781941332825
Published: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City - July 16th, 2024