A HAUNTING LOOK AT NEW ORLEANS

They look like typical street corners and parking lots, but Deborah Luster’s haunting new photographs reveal the unpitying areas where murders occurred in New Orleans.

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 03-06
Location. North Claiborne & St Bernard Avenues (7W)
Date(s). June 5, 2003 4 a.m.
Name(s). Jerome Percy (49)
Notes. Gunshot to chest.
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 06-22
Location. 8801 Edinburgh at Eagle, Big Time Tips Bar and Lounge
Date(s). November 30, 2002 9 pm
Name(s). Jeffery McLeod (24), Ivory White (27) Notes. Gunshot at bar
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
49 1/2 x 61 1/2 inches framed

49 X 61 inches unframed
Edition of 2 + 1AP DL08.041. M1

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 05-16
Location. Marque & Delery Streets (L9)
Date(s). December 31, 2006 7 p.m.
Name(s). Unidentified Man (42)
Notes. Found in FEMA trailer. Shot in back of head.
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed
25. Edition of 3+1AP DL08.030.S1

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 05-01
Location. 2600 block of Desire
Date(s). January 25, 2003
Name(s). Unidentified Man (63)
Notes. Shot. Found lying on sidewalk in front of former Desire-Florida Mental Health Clinic
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed
Edition of 3 + 1 AP DL08.028.S1

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 04-23
Location. Olive Meat Market, 8841 Olive Street (Hollygrove)
Date(s). January 8, 2002 9:25 p.m.
Name(s). Brandon Aggison (17)
Notes. Drive-by shooting. A stranger used Aggison as a human shield.
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
49 1/2 x 61 1/2 inches framed
49 X 61 inches unframed
Edition of 2 + 1AP DL08.040.M1

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 03-04
Location. 1100 Block North Prieur
Date(s). February 28, 2007
Name(s). Herbert Preston (19)
Notes. Recently returned Katrina evacuee. Gunshots to head and body.
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed
Edition of 3 + 1 AP
DL08.009.S2

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 03-03
Location. St. Claude & Keleree Street
Date(s). December 12, 1993
Name(s). Chadwick White (22)
Notes. Gunshot to head. Robbery.
Date(s). October 14, 2004
Name(s). Gregory Peters (25)
Notes. Stabbing 2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed
Edition of 3 + 1 AP DL08.008.S2

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-16
Location. 700 block of Burgundy Street (French Quarter)
Date(s). September 1978
Name(s). John M. Workman (34)
Notes. Stabbing 2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed
Edition of 3 + 1 AP DL08.011.S1

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-13
Location. Florida Avenue and Congress (Florida) Date(s). April 1, 2008 12:06 a.m.
Name(s). Charlie Hulbert (18)
Notes. Multiple gunshot wounds.
2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-09
Location. 1400 Joy Court (St. Bernard Project) Date(s). June 4, 1998
Name(s). Cornelius Watson (25)
Notes. Gunshot. Watson was found in a courtyard beside a bicycle.
2008- 2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
24 1/2 X 30 1/2 inches framed
24 X 30 inches unframed

Deborah Luster

Courtesy of Jack Shainman Gallery

Tooth for an Eye, Ledger 01-05 and 01-06 Location. Tulane Avenue at Dupre, Le Petit Motel (Mid City)
Date(s). April 4, 2008 3:30 a.m.
Name(s). Unidentified Woman (20)
Notes. Gunshot wound to head 2008-2010 toned silver gelatin print mounted on Dibond
49 1/2 x 61 1/2 inches framed per panel
49 X 61 inches unframed per panel
Edition of 2 + 1AP DL08.002.M1

Deborah Luster