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View from Oakley Plantation, St. Francisville, Louisiana, 2012

The nearly 200 year-old Oakley Plantation hosted the painter John James Audubon for four months in 1821. Audubon was paid $60 a month, along with his room and board, to tutor the daughter of Oakley’s owners. When he was not teaching, Audubon roamed Oakley’s 100-acre forest, filling his sketchpad with notes and drawings for his famous series of bird illustrations. I photographed part of this forest through a steamy windowpane, capturing a scene that Audubon himself might have viewed as he worked in Oakley’s living room with his pupil.

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