You walk down the streets of New York and everybody just looks so unhappy. ... But in New Orleans, you get this sense that this is home and we're connected. We're connected through generations and we're connected through the arts and the music and the food and the culture. I mean, it permeates the air. ... Not to paint too rosy a picture, because there's a lot of darkness there, but what I find fascinating is how you can be in a place where you sense the decay and the decadence and the elegance and the spirit and everything is just moving together.
— Actress/photographer Jessica Lange in Buzzfeed, describing her experience filming American Horror Story: Coven in New Orleans. This season of the FX television show features fictionalized takes on historical characters including Marie Laveau (played by Angela Bassett) and Madame Delphine Lalaurie (Kathy Bates).
Lange has a history in New Orleans; her photographs have been exhibited at A Gallery for Fine Photography and in 2010 she was the honoree at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art's annual gala.