Jeff Whetstone –  Batture Ritual

© Jeff Whetstone Nerodia, 2017

January, 2021 – September, 2021

Jeff Whetstone’s photographs and videos explore the micro- and macro-economies and ecologies along the Mississippi River’s batture near New Orleans, Louisiana. “Batture” is the French-creole term for the thin strip of weeds, trees, and mud between the water’s edge of the Mississippi River and the tall, hardened levees that contain its floods.