E.J. Bellocq in 1910 began his career in USA as a photographer, delighting with the creation of images for commercial purpose. He carried out his activities in New Orleans, where he realized hundreds of photographs immortalizing prostitutes in the red light district of Storyville. They were caught in sensual poses, intimate, dramatic. The neighborhood was destroyed in 1917, and were lost too many shots of Bellocq, who died in solitude in 1949.