The Other City
by Thom Bennett

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The Other City is a suite of black and white photographs inspired by the book, Run Baby Run by Michael Allen Zell. The characters of this gritty noir crime novel move through a New Orleans only locals know—which Zell has dubbed, “The Other City.”

Thom Bennett has utilized his 100-year-old 7′′x17′′ Korona Panoramic View camera to explore this city—beside the crumbling buildings, underneath the bridges, along the railroad tracks—to discover the backdrop of Zell’s characters. Though the photographs are unpopulated, the traces of the people who have recently left their marks here are evident in the tones and details of the silver chloride contact prints.

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