I’m getting tired of the media’s coverage of the recent and tragic hurricane. CNN and others are really stretching the truth and every headline they have posted is misleading. They’re like predators, hunting and exploiting tragedy.

Anyway, this guy stayed throughout the entire storm, then took and posted 200 pictures from the city itself. There’s a lot of emotion in there. No, I don’t have some distant second cousin who lives in New Orleans, I’ve never even been to Louisiana. but, this is the closest I have come (read: the little amount I can) to understand the tragedy that happened. There’s sadness over a beautiful city that is nearly destroyed, embarassment over the looting and strength to stave off fear and maintain some shred of hope.

See the whole gallery, here.

3 Comments so far

  1. Alana (unregistered) on September 9th, 2005 @ 4:27 pm

    Oh my God CP. These images have me in tears.

    My ex-boyfriend’s gallery boarded up on Royal, the statue of Jesus behind Jackson Square- that I used to look down on from the balcony of the apartment I’d rent on the corner of Royal and Orleans. I just can’t stand it. It’s too much. Everything is changed or gone. My beautiful touchstone is so badly hurt.

    But I’m so glad you posted these.

    And you don’t have to be from, have lived, or have family in New Orleans to feel loss over this. New Orleans was the most interesting and arguably beautiful city in the country. It was part of everyone’s consciousness. It’s been hurt. Damaged. Attacked by nature. Everyone feels it.

  2. y ell (unregistered) on September 10th, 2005 @ 11:07 am

    make this into a book best i ever saw make into book

  3. regina (unregistered) on September 12th, 2005 @ 9:16 am

    The link doesn’t work anymore. Any ideas if these are posted elsewhere?

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