Photographs displayed on The Louis Draper Project website show glimpses of a community not long past but unknown to many of us. Mr. Draper covered a range of subjects from fashionable women to the third world. His work includes many excellent portraits and street photography of the community in which he lived.
Sometime in 2014 I signed up for The Louis Draper Project email distributions. I’m certainly glad I did. Mr. Draper was a photographer of great skill and cultural sensitivity who is not well known outside his community. Now the Louis Draper Project is making his photography available to a mass audience. Well done to all concerned.
Photographers such as Louis Draper possess freedom of expression and level of craft we can all appreciate. Their work moves far beyond the preoccupation with rules and technique that dominates most online photography discussions. Looking at work by masters photographers is an excellent way to develop creative eyes.