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

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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.

Synopsis:

<P>Renowned photographer Chris Jordan went on assignment-his own-to 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. They show how the remnants of a place-from Mardi Gras beads to church pews, from computer stations to swing sets-remind us all of 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 all have to be held responsible for the future of our planet.&nbsp; </P> <P>A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans</P>

About 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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781568986227
Subtitle:
Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster
Publisher:
Princeton Architectural Press
Photographer:
Jordan, Chris
ESSAYS:
Zakin, Susan
Essay:
Zakin, Susan
Essay:
McKibben, Bill
Author:
McKibben, Bill
Author:
Jordan, Chris
Author:
Zakin, Susan
Author:
Royte, Elizabeth
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Hurricane Katrina, 2005
Publication Date:
20060803
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
10.54x12.18x.69 in. 2.60 lbs.
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Science and Mathematics » Physics » Meteorology

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"Synopsis" by , <P>Renowned photographer Chris Jordan went on assignment-his own-to 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. They show how the remnants of a place-from Mardi Gras beads to church pews, from computer stations to swing sets-remind us all of 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 all have to be held responsible for the future of our planet.&nbsp; </P> <P>A portion of the profits from the sale of this book will be donated to organizations dedicated to the rebuilding of New Orleans</P>
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