Eric Waters has been a professional photographer for more than 30 years. He studied under the tutelage of the late Marion Porter, a very well known and respected black New Orleans photographer and owner of Porter's Photo News.
Waters decided early on in his career that New Orleans Street Culture had significant historical value and was extremely worthy of documentation. He is known best for capturing the vibrant and energetic scenes of the Second Line and the New Orleans Mardi Gras Indians. He is one of few photographers with the "insiders" view of what makes this culture come alive.