Back Roads to Back Yards: The Flora and Fauna of South Louisiana
Wedell-Williams Aviation and Cypress Sawmill Museum
March 17, 2023 to October 28, 2023

Bayou Vista native and Patterson resident LeeAnn Hepler is an amateur photographer who captures vibrant portraits of south Louisiana wildlife and landscapes. A long-time employee of the St. Mary Parish school board, Hepler schedules her photography around her full-time work schedule. She drives the back roads in the early morning or evening to take photographs, which she edits on her phone and then posts on Facebook and Instagram.

Back Roads to Back Yard: The Flora and Fauna of South Louisiana features Hepler’s photographs of beautiful and vibrant birds hiding in plain sight. Majestic bald eagles, luminous swamp canaries, egrets, herons, and swallows, are captured in the evocative and mysterious landscapes of rural south Louisiana and showcase Hepler’s keen and discerning eye.

The Louisiana State Museum is honored to present the first exhibition of LeeAnn Hepler’s photography. 

Photography by LeeAnn Helper

(Photography by LeeAnn Hepler)