ERIC WATERS Lives and works in New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.

Eric Waters’ photographs provide viewers with an inside view of New Orleans’ street culture, capturing the vibrant and energetic scenes of the Second Line and the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. His works are featured on album covers for jazz artists such as Bob French, Victor Goins, Juanita Brooks and Smokey Johnson, as well as in local and national magazines and newspapers.

In 1985, Waters founded ‘Ebonimages’, a non-profit organization, to catalog and exhibit the collection of photojournalist Marion Porter. The organization is dedicated to documenting African-American culture in New Orleans, especially jazz musicians, Black Mardi Gras Indians, social aid and pleasure clubs, second line parades, jazz funerals and social events.

Eric Waters’ photographs provide viewers with an inside view of New Orleans’ street culture, capturing the vibrant and energetic scenes of the Second Line and the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians.
Selected Works