Blue Devils – On the Road of the Origins of the Blues by Marco Helena

Blue Devils by Marco Helena – On the Original Road

A trip on a soundtrack. From Tennessee to Louisiana, passing through the Mississippi, here is my crazy crossing in all its states. A horizontal vertigo under the night, analogous to the star-spangled banner spewing out its soul to those who covet it, to whom it begs it. Discovering blues and jazz, their origins in their libertarian tones and their vibrant poetry. It is the heart of the beating man, the rhythm and the color of the blues that are offered to us. One can hear these songs of innocence, their sadness and their disappointments on every street corner, in every club, at the turn of a cotton field striking the spirits of its history branded by slavery. Here, pours alcohol as the Mississippi flows. Such are blues and jazz, orgiastic symphonies, acts of resistance beaded with sweat,an incessant revolt at the American night celebrating the ephemeral and the life.

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Tomb of Charley Patton, Holly Ridge – Mississippi
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Mickey Rogers Blues at B.B. King’s Club Ebony, Indianola – Mississippi
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Portrait, B.B. King’s Club Ebony, Indianola – Mississippi
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Birthplace of B.B. King, Itta Bena – Mississippi
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Helena – Arkansas
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The Blues City Cafe, Memphis – Tennessee
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The Blues City Cafe, Memphis – Tennessee
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Sun Studio, Memphis – Tennessee
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Parking attendant, Memphis – Tennessee
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Memphis – Tennessee
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National Civil Rights Museum – Lorraine Motel, Memphis – Tennessee
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On the road between Memphis – Tennessee and Natchez – Mississippi
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The Mississippi – Louisiana
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The Mississippi – Louisiana
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Portrait, New Orleans – Louisiana
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Home less, New Orleans – Louisiana
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Mardi Gras on Bourbon Street, New Orleans – Louisiana
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Mardi Gras on French Quarter, New Orleans – Louisiana

Photographer – author, born in 1978 in Fontainebleau – France.

Marco Helena joined the school MJM-Design – Paris, where he learned the techniques of shooting, with the option of reporting for his end-of-year topic. He comes out major of his promotion.

He will be trained by the photo-reporter Patrick Bard. Great names in photojournalism such as Abbas and Jane Evelyn Atwood, will advise him throughout his training as a photographer. From these meetings, he will work on writing and his photographic signature.