Here is a look back in photos taken in Southern Louisiana through out 2016.
Also, links to some of my photo essays and reports from last year, based in Louisiana.
Baton Rouge Unites in Anguish Over Death of Alton Sterling
In Louisiana, a heavily armed response to protesters
Alton Sterling’s funeral offers a moment of reflection
Wading through the aftermath of Louisiana’s 1,000-year floodNew Orleans Water Protectors Show Solidarity with Standing Rock
PHOTOS: Louisiana’s Oil and Gas Industry Continues Growing Along the Coast It’s Helping Shrink
Tree frog on a wild iris on the shore of Bayou LaBranch, Louisiana.
Jan. 10, 2015, Norco. Louisiana, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers workers open some of the gates of the Bonnet Carré Spillway to reduce the Mississippi’s water-flow as it approaches New Orleans, directing it into Lake Pontchartrain. The Mississippi Rivers water levels were approaching flood stage as waters that flooded Missouri, are making their way to the Gulf of Mexico.
Cemetery in Zachary, Louisiana that was damaged by the 1000-year flood that hit Southern Louisiana in August. Some of the caskets were unearthed.
Floodwaters remain in Spanish Lake in Ascension Parish on August 27, following the 1000 year flood.
A Donald Trump fan wearing an anti-Hillary Clinton button at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, LA, for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, before he arrives, on Feb. 11, 2016.
Veda Stirling, Alton Sterling’s aunt, with members of the family mourning after a public funeral service that over 1000 people atteneded on July 15, 2016 in Baton Rouge.
A Donald Trump fan holds and anti-Obama tee-shirt up at a campaign rally in Baton Rouge, LA, for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, before he arrives.
Greg Aznis, a Carpenter from Aurora Illinois dropped off three crosses for the killed police officers in Baton Rouge in front of the B-Quik gas station that continues to grow. Zanis is known for placing crosses at the scenes of tragedies across America. He installed 49 crosses in Orlando, Florida and just came from Michigan where he dropped off two for the killed court officers. Next stop for Aznis is Dallas where six crosses for those killed officers remain in the back of his pick-up truck.
People at a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, in front of a mural by Jo Hines spray of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, July 6, 2016Wednesday, July 6, 2016.
Protest in New Orleans at Lee Circle against police brutality following the killing of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge and Philando Castile in Minnesota on July 8, the day after 5 police officers will killed by a sniper in Dallas.
Terry Boatner, 9 years old at a protest in Baton Rouge after a vigil for Alton Sterling at the Triple S Food Mart, July 6, 2016.
Vice President Joe Biden and his wife at a memorial for law enforment officers slayed in Baton Rouge by a lone gunman following the killing of Alton Sterling.
The Long Range Acoustic Device (LRAD) used in crowd control in Baton Rouge, Louisiana today. After a fatal police shooting of Alton Sterling last week, there have been multiple protests. At least 48 people had been were taken into custody by midnight Sunday,
Flooding in Denham Springs Louisiana where over two feet of rain fell in 48 hours caused historic flooding.
John Bel Edwards at press confernce in Baton Rouge on the killing by a lone gunman of three lawenforement officers following the police shooting of Alton Sterling.
Police across from the polie station in Baton Rouge at roadblock set up shortly after a lone gunman killed three officers.
Bullet hole in glass at the Exspo Fitness center on Airline Highway, in the crime scene area where three officers were killed and three others hurt by a lone gunman in Baton Rouge
Cameron Sterling, whose father, Alton Sterling, was killed by the police in Baton Rouge called for peace and for all people to be a “united family” at a press confernce at the store in Baton Rouge where his father was died.
Graffiti on a building near a memorial to Alton Sterling in front of the Triple S Food Mart in Baton Rouge.
Flood waters in French Settlement, Louisiana. started rising in the days after the rain event.
Protest in Baton Rouge following the police killing of Alton Sterling
A picture shown on a screen at a press confernce of one of the guns a lone gunman in Baton Rouge used when he attacked lawenforcement officers in Baton Rouge, killing three of them.
Boy on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol Building during a rally on Sunday, July 10, 2016. About 1000 people turned out to a rally and march in Baton Rouge, LA in response to the police killing of Alton Sterling.
Moldy teddybear in front of a house in Baton Rouge following the 1000 year flood.
Live Oak Tree in Mandeville LA on a foggy morning
Aug. 15, Flooding in Livingston Parish Louisiana following a record breaking rainfall contributing to a 1000-year flood.
Munchkin Kitty in front of a computer in Mandeville, LA.
Trump in Baton Rouge during the presidential campaign
Munchkin Kitty jumps on TV screen.
Black Lives Matters protestors outside of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s campaign rally in New Orleans. The New Orleans rally on Friday, March 4, 2016 at Lakefront Airport took place a day before the primary vote.