A community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It’s where people grow up, where they learn who they are.
But communities don’t always last. Sometimes they disappear. Sometimes they are ripped away. All across South Louisiana’s bayou region, people have been forced to leave their homes because of natural disasters or other environmental concerns.
To preserve the history, culture and traditions of these lost communities, Garde Voir Ci began a series in spring 2020 capturing the stories of the people that lived in these distinct places in South Louisiana. Places like Grand Bayou, Isle de Jean Charles, Cheniere Caminada, Last Island and the Houma Nation.
Follow along as we tell the stories of the communities along The Lost Bayou.