Traven Stout is a professional photographer, an artist, and local New Orleanian. He has been working with Upturn Arts as a teaching artist since 2017 with the goal of bringing the wonders of photography to children. Traven’s latest exhibit, People of Mardi Gras House Float, was commissioned by a local New Orleanian in February 2021, for the house float phenomenon that took place during Mardi Gras 2021. He’s a full time professional photographer that shoots weddings, events, and portraiture. He is constantly trying to bridge the gap between the commercial, educational, and artistic sides of the photography.