Ben Depp Ben Depp is an artist and National Geographic Society Explorer living in New Orleans. See more of his work from South Louisiana at www.bendepp.com. ‘I’m Gonna Have To Grow It’: New Orleanians Are Gardening Through Isolation And Economic Hardship By Ben Depp • Jun 3, 2020 Ben Depp / National Geographic Society The pandemic has hit the gardens of New Orleans. The New Frontline Of Food Relief In New Orleans By Ben Depp • May 11, 2020 Ben Depp / National Geographic Society Many of the New Orleanians responding to the COVID-19 disaster by starting food relief programs don’t think of it as charity. They think of it as solidarity. Mutual aid.