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Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories from New Orleans's Lower Ninth Ward (Center Books on the American South)

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As a participant in New Orleanss “Look and Leave” program, Jane Fulton Alt accompanied Lower Ninth Ward residents back to their homes for the first time since fleeing Hurricane Katrina. Alts photographs and stories reflect the intense drama of the epic loss this community endured while highlighting lasting hope and inspiration. It is through Alts social workers compassion and keen photographers 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.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

The Emotive Document by Michael A. Weinstein 3

Photographs and Stories 7

Miss Victoria 13

The Reverend and His Wife 21

Samantha 37

The Nurse 49

The Nameless Woman 55

Inch by Inch 63

On Jasmine and Recovery 71

Acknowledgments 79

About the Author and the Essayist 81

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930066915
Author:
Alt, Jane Fulton
Publisher:
Center for American Places
Introduction by:
Weinstein, Michael A.
Introduction:
Weinstein, Michael A.
Author:
Weinstein, Michael A.
Subject:
Community life
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
Photoessays & Documentaries
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local - South
Subject:
Disasters & Disaster Relief
Subject:
New Orleans (La.)
Subject:
African Americans - Louisiana - New Orleans
Subject:
Photography-Anthologies and History
Subject:
Photo Essays
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Center Books on the American South
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
67 color photos
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
9 x 9.5 x 0.4 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Anthologies and History
Arts and Entertainment » Photography » Photojournalism
History and Social Science » Americana » Louisiana
History and Social Science » Americana » Southern States
History and Social Science » Social Science » Disasters and Disaster Relief
History and Social Science » World History » General

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