Nell Campbell

Born in Mississippi, Campbell spent her childhood in Louisiana before moving to attend college in Santa Barbara, where she has remained ever since. Her latest exhibit, entitled “Duck Blinds: Louisiana,” comes out of Campbell’s southern roots. Duck Blinds are simple forts made along the river or in marshes as a place to hunt ducks. Homemade ones are created out of scrap wood, wire mesh, tree limbs and other natural camouflage. Campbell likes to refer to them as “vernacular architecture.” Her photographs were shot near Lake Charles, Louisiana, between 2001 and 2006 during her visits with friends from home.