S P & P 4

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© John Linton
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This photo was taken with a throw away plastic camera as our truck passed over the St. Claude Avenue Bridge into the Lower 9th Ward of New Orleans on 19 February 2006 (6 months after Katrina). At that time they were saying it might take 5 years for New Orleans to fully recover from Katrina's aftermath. We are now marking the 5th anniversary of Katrina and the work still goes on.

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Thanks to Jo Haberman for the spotlight.

28 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Truly remarkable how some homes are completely devastated while others look untouched. Sadly, with politics involved, New Orleans will probably never fully recover.

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    An excellent entry and such a devastating capture, will we ever learn?

  • JojoH

    JojoH (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    great entry!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    superb entry Mr. Linton

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Heartbreaking, and what a superb entry

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Great shot, and great entry, John! There is much to be done....I saw a report about it on TV last night, and many volunteers are helping the best they can. Maybe more will give some of their time to help restore this city to complete healing.

  • JOE FAILK

    JOE FAILK said (27 Aug 2010):

    Excellent entry! Maybe some day it will get done :(

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Excellent entry to mark the 5 yrs. unbelievable the damage....

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    no words.

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    a lesson not yet learned i'm afraid!

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (27 Aug 2010):

    Wow.....

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    I see already, and hope more so, that this image receives the accolades it deserves, and urges the unfinished to finish. Inspired, John.

  • Hector Ortiz

    Hector Ortiz gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    definatelly is unfinished business....

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    Amazing image...It is a wonder that anyone survived this...

  • Bruce Miller

    Bruce Miller (Deleted) gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    Wow! A very chilling photo!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (28 Aug 2010):

    Very disturbing. Excellent entry.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    I remember this series. It was awesome then and it is awesome now.

  • Ioana Caravan

    Ioana Caravan   gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    Excellent entry!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia gave props (29 Aug 2010):

    great entry....

  • david ong

    david ong gave props (30 Aug 2010):

    one of the best in this theme! Congrats!

  • dana iordan

    dana iordan gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    Sad and beautiful at the same time!

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (31 Aug 2010):

    Perfectly rendered and perfect for the category.

  • Steven Schutz

    Steven Schutz gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    Wonderful shot, and thought provoking indeed.....I wonder what would have happened had Katrina made a dorect hit instead of just a glancing blow....A tradgedy in sooo many ways.....with all the resources our great nation has, or used to have, its greatest are the people...A fellow who lives across the hall from me experienced Katrina and lost everything....

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    A wonderful shot of this devastation! It may take another 5 years; especially rebuilding the levies.

  • Paul Andrews

    Paul Andrews gave props (1 Sep 2010):

    Poignant and saddening

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (3 Sep 2010):

    Wonderfully done; the POV, the faded aspect. Perfect entry.

  • Carol Arntsen Masiak

    Carol Arntsen Masiak gave props (4 Sep 2010):

    just a superb entry!

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart said (5 Sep 2010):

    i remember your other photos from here you got with the throw-away camera -- they were all good like this one

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