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Born and raised in the Republic of Mauritius, Marie-Laure has lived in France for several years. She earned her Master's Degree in Sciences du Langage from the Université de Bourgogne Franche-Comté (Besançon, France). She received the grant Aide Individuelle à la Création from the D.R.A.C Bretagne (France) in 2016 for her research on the ongoing Mississippi art-project 1 Mississippi, 2 Mississippi, 3 Mississippi (in progress) and received several grants from cities in Brittany (France) for her photography projects and research on New Orleans. Her series Laissez les bons temps rouler won the Jury Award at the Nuits de Pierrevert photography festival (2015) and she was among the photographers of the New York Times Portfolio Review (2017).

She is investigating and documenting the mystical atmosphere surrounding Vodou culture and ceremonies in New Orleans. Her residency is sponsored in part by the Center for Gulf South History & Culture (GCS).

Marie-Laure S. Louis is in residence at PARSE NOLA  June 5 - July 7, 2018.

Photo by Muriel Borovi, 2015

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