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Louisiana Cultural Vistas Names 2018 Contributing Editors

Since 1990, Louisiana Cultural Vistas has published new works by the state’s finest writers and photographers. This month the magazine is pleased to announce the appointment of three contributing editors for 2018.

Debbie Fleming Caffrey of Lafayette is an acclaimed photographer with more than 20 one-woman exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and Galerie Camera Obscura in Paris. Her work is in the collections of more than 30 prestigious museums, including the Whitney, Metropolitan and Modern art museums in New York, the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, among others. She received a Katrina Media Fellowship from the Open Society in 2006 and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2005

Michael Pasquier of Baton Rouge is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and History at Louisiana State University. His work on the history and culture of the Mississippi River Delta and Coastal Louisiana has been supported by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He is the author of Religion in America: The Basics, editor of Gods of the Mississippi, and co-producer of the film Water Like Stone. He is currently a Public Humanities Fellow of the Whiting Foundation for his work on the project “Coastal Voices,” an interactive audio documentary series that explores the relationship between people, land, and water in Coastal Louisiana.

Maurice Carlos Ruffin of New Orleans is the winner of the Iowa Review Fiction Award, the So to Speak Journal Short Story Award, and the William Faulkner Competition for Novel in Progress. His work has appeared in Unfathomable City: a New Orleans atlas, AGNI, Kenyon Review, Callaloo, Massachusetts Review, Bitter Southerner, LitHub, Virginia Quarterly Review and LA Times.  Maurice’s first novel, We Cast A Shadow, will be published by Random House in 2019.

Caffrey, Pasquier, and Ruffin will work with LCV staff to continue its tradition of supporting Louisianans who tell Louisiana’s stories. Visit to subscribe today.