Hurricane Katrina, New Orleans, 2005
These images of hurricane Katrina's aftermath were taken 3 months after the hurricane hit New Orleans.
I chose to start with this photo because I believe it's the most powerful. It shows a voyeuristic view of this man's seemingly happy life before the storm, with the colorful walls and beads hanging from the second floor. It's horrible to think that such a terrible tragedy can happen to such an innately happy city.
Yet, what I found was that with this happiness came perseverance and inner strength. The people of New Orleans were adamant that they would get through this, despite what they had been through.
Links to individual photo landing pagesKatrina: Aftermath - Destroyed House - Where the Levee Broke - Destroyed Foundation - Car and Destroyed House - Destroyed Attic - Destroyed Houses - Destroyed House - Tree Through House - Destroyed Warehouse - Toppled Church Steeple - Raiden - Cooler - U-Haul Truck - Fridge and Truck - Car, Tire and Piano - Wrecked Car -