Oraien Catledge (b. 1928 in Sumner, MS – d. 2015 in Atlanta, GA) came to his photographer’s vocation near the end of a long career as a social worker in the state of Mississippi. He was an avid advocate for the blind throughout the South. Although principally a photographer of people, Catledge’s sensuous, fastidious black and white work documents the landscapes and cityscapes of Mississippi and New Orleans, as well as imagining and recording the insular, working-class lives of the Cabbagetown neighborhood in center-city Atlanta.
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- Snow Covered Street Scene #1, Cabbagetown, Atlanta, c.1980
- Untitled, 2000