New Orleans Photojournalist and Editorial Photographer Edmund D. Fountain - Portrait
New Orleans, Louisiana - Caroline L’huillier, 51, stands before a banner her ex-wife and friends made for her when she returned from Iraq. L’huillier served 18 years of a 20-year Louisiana National Guard career before she was discharged for being transgender. A born-again Christian through her ex-wife, L’huillier is no longer welcome in her church and has been diagnosed with PTSD. Caroline was once known as Rob, but says that nearly everyone that knew her by that name has left.