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Built in the 1800's, St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, located in Houma, Louisiana, was known for its beautiful Gothic Revival Architecture and magnificent stain glass windows.

On November 11, 2010. the church and the adjacent Church-run elementary School perished from a blazing fire.

"St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Loss of a Historical Landmark" shows the devastating aftermath of what was once Terrebonne's Parish historical site.

... "Issa displays an intuitive gift for composition as she simultaneously memorializes and celebrates 114 years of church history...
... "She follows in the footsteps of renowned photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, who trudged into the wreckage of the World Trade Center after the attacks of 9/11. Leibovitz and Issa both know that for a photograph to transcend the immediacy of the moment and achieve timelessness, it must illuminate not only the elements seen through the lens, but also the emanations that are felt by the heart...
... "Issa Abou-Issa has captured an unforgettable moment when the seen and the unseen, the physical and the metaphysical, stand in perfect harmony." ---Richard Speer--- Art Critic


About the Author

Issa Abou-Issa
issaabouissa New Orleans, LA
Feel free to send me an email and don't forget to leave a comment if you purchased my book. Thanks to all. Email: Issa is a painter and sculpture working full time from her home studio. Her works are collected by Private Patrons,celebrities and Royalties. Currently, the artist is working on furniture designs to compliment her artwork. The artist has appeared in numerous publications including most notably, "New Orleans magazine; "People to watch" September 2010. This is the artist's first published book. All proceeds for this book will go towards St. Matthew's Church, to help rebuid

Publish Date  December 07, 2010

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  88 pgs Premium Paper, lustre finish

Category  Arts & Photography

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Comments (3)


laurajbrewer says

I am so excited about this book. Thank you so much for contributing to our community with this beautiful memorial. Although the fire was devastating, this really gives us an amazing opportunity for growth.

posted at 10:55am Dec 10 PST


joscaill says

Thanks so much.

posted at 06:32pm Dec 08 PST


issaabouissa says

This is from a customer:

"Thank you so much for making this! I am ordering one for a christmas gift for my 4th grader at at. matthews. The first thing on his Christmas list was a keep sake of his beloved school and I can make that wish come true."

thanks again!
Nanette Prestenbach

posted at 12:58pm Dec 08 PST


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