Jeremiah Ariaz received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and MFA from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His most recent project, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS is a bridge between his long-standing interest in the American West and his current home in the South.
With the photographs, LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS Ariaz was awarded the 2018 Michael P. Smith Award for Documentary Photography from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, an ATLAS grant, a 2018 State Fellowship and the Southern Finalist Prize from South Arts. He has exhibited and been invited to speak about his work internationally. Projects include Staging the West, Tucumcari, Shadow Root: Retracing the Santa Fe Trail, Fact and Fiction: Imaging the West. Louisiana Trail Riders is Ariaz's first project from Louisiana where he is an Associate Professor of Art at Louisiana State University.
UL Press released a monograph of LOUISIANA TRAIL RIDERS in 2018.