The Photographic Journal

Kate Sweeney x Vans Vision Walk

Essay 286 • 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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Check out all of Kate’s TPJ photo essays:

Alayna at the Farm

Frances in the Field

Pink Ladies



A Sunday in Ridgewood

Kate x Vans Vision Walk

A Butterfly Underwater

A Night in Nashville





A Day at the Inn

In This Place

Kelsey x The Impossible Project

Butch & Femme

Color Therapy

24 Hours in Catalina, Part Two

24 Hours in Catalina, Part One





Kelsey x The Impossible Project

We Took the Cake