As a participant in New Orleans’s “Look and Leave” program, Jane Fulton Alt accompanied Lower Ninth Ward residents back to their homes for the first time since fleeing Hurricane Katrina. Alt’s photographs and stories reflect the intense drama of the epic loss this community endured while highlighting lasting hope and inspiration. It is through Alt’s social worker’s compassion and keen photographer’s eye that we are given a better understanding of what it meant to be a resident of the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans immediately following Hurricane Katrina.
About the Author
JANE FULTON ALT began actively exploring the visual arts while pursuing her career as a clinical social worker. She has studied art and photography at the Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and the Evanston Art Center, and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in many permanent collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and Yale University's Beinecke Library. Find out more about Alt and her work at www.janefultonalt.com.
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Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories from New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
This is an intense photo journalistic look at what remains of New Orlean's Lower Ninth Ward after Hurricane Katrina. From a sociologist's perspective, it is a heart-wrenching look at neighborhood destroyed not only by the forces of nature but by the lack of resources that would allow its occupants to rebuild and move forward. This is a beautiful book for the coffee table that is certain to initiate some good conversation about the plight of humanity.