For years, New Orleans voodoo has been plagued: by charlatans, by tourists, by Katrina, by disintegrating ties to Haiti, the birthplace of voodoo. So Mambo Marie moved to town–and she opened a botanica.
Thank you to Mambo Marie Carmel, Houngan Robi, and Mijah Souge for sharing their stories. Their shop, Carmel & Sons is at 1532 Dumaine St, New Orleans, Louisiana. Additional reporting and photo by Ashlin Wang. Logo by Vichcraft Design Studio