The Photographic Journal

Kate Sweeney x Vans Vision Walk

Essay 302 • May 9th 2018

As part of our visit to New Orleans, Vans let us participate in their Vision Walk and associated events. They fed us like royalty, showed us the many sights New Orleans has to see, took us to Jazz Fest to witness folks like Big Freedia and Bonnie Raitt work their magic on the crowds. Most importantly, they gave us an opportunity to interact with fellow artists, watch and experience how they engaged with this gorgeous city.

And we had no choice but to have our favorite contributor, our very own Kate Sweeney, cover the entire weekend. Letting her loose on New Orleans that weekend...well, we could tell you, but better you just see the magic she brought back.


Kate Sweeney (b. 1987) is TPJ’s Photographer-In-Residence. Kate is a self-taught photographer whose work has been featured in Dazed, Refinery29, The Huffington Post, and Glamour Magazine. She currently lives and works in Columbus, Ohio, where she continues to make work that focuses on the human form, color, and our connection to nature.

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