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In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster
     

In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster

by Elizabeth Royte, Chris Jordan (Photographer), Bill McKibben (Text by), Susan Zakin (Text by)
 

While many may argue whether the devastation of hurricane Katrina was the direct or indirect result of global warming, infrastructural neglect, inadequate preparation, or an incompetent governmental response, nobody will deny the heartbreak it wrought, the homes, businesses, and history washed away, the landscape uprooted, or the lives lost.

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Overview

While many may argue whether the devastation of hurricane Katrina was the direct or indirect result of global warming, infrastructural neglect, inadequate preparation, or an incompetent governmental response, nobody will deny the heartbreak it wrought, the homes, businesses, and history washed away, the landscape uprooted, or the lives lost.

Renowned photographer Chris Jordan went on assignmenthis ownto capture the tragedy of the aftermath of this, the greatest natural disaster in the history of the United States. In Katrina's Wake, his series of 50 photographs, layer, the horror of ruin with the uncanny beauty of nature, even in its most savage incarnation. His images show how the remnants of a placefrom Mardi Gras beads to church pews, from computer stations to swing setsrecall the essence of a place. Essays by Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Royte, and Susan Zakin explore the causes and effects of global warming, noting that we are all responsible for the future of our planet.

A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to rebuilding New Orleans.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568986227
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Publication date:
02/28/2007
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
12.25(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Chris Jordan is a Seattle-based photographic artist whose work recently has received international acclaim. Jordan's photographs have been featured in solo and group exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Santa Fe, and published in over a hundred magazines and newspapers worldwide.

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