NO DESOLATION: New Orleans After Katrina
a book of photo collaborations of La Nouvelle-Orléans
by Mark Erickson & Katy Zartl
The aftermath of that day, Sunday August 29, 2005 when a Category 5 Hurricane named Katrina slammed through the Gulf Coast of the United States still haunts most Americans. The effects of that monster of a storm, caused mayhem through Mississippi, Alabama and Louisiana and the great city of New Orleans. I saw photos of the Mississippi coast, resembling a massive book of crumpled matchsticks strewn about. There seemed to be nothing left but desolation, and quickly the nation realized that the devastation covered a huge area of southern America. With little help from the Federal Government as the days passed, the people of so many areas seemed on their own, and it appeared that Katrina may have permanently paralyzed an entire culture.
Katy Zartl and I decided we needed to put together a book of the collaborations we had done last year of my photos taken in New Orleans. In art we can only show you images, and the rest is up to your imagination. The city of New Orleans, still a jewel of a place.