In Summer 2019, I was invited by the Louisiana Bucket Brigade to shoot eight portraits of people featured in the “Women of Cancer Alley” ﬁlm. These pictures are part of an ongoing portrait project that I started in the late 1990s by photographing people in the outside areas around their homes using a square format camera. The subjects are usually captured full ﬁgure, and around them, ﬁlling in the rest of the frame, are fragments of the residential landscape. These portraits —like any good environmental portrait— attempt to marry a person and his/her immediate environment. I believe that who these people are is shaped, in part, by the spaces they know and live around. Conversely, a space, especially a localized or private one, comes alive when inhabited by someone who knows it intimately. In these speciﬁc pictures, the presence of petrochemical reﬁneries nearby is felt. Front porches and side yards serve as detailed backdrops for the lives and lifestyles of the folks in the series.