"Playground"

March 6, 2006 - New Orleans, LA. Lower 9th Ward. Five months after Hurricane Katrina and the Great Flood.

  • Lily 8y

    a saddening shot, superb photojournalism.
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  • IdleMindedLee 8y

    wow this is great in a sad way
  • Laura Burlton 8y

    The sad thing I was surprised to see( well OK, not really surprised- shocked might be a better word....) was that a good portion of the city looked the same as it did last April when I was there, or worse. Except they took away most of the flooded cars, the grass was longer, and there were a few more fema trailers.....
  • Visual Impact 8y

    ...the photo speaks very loud, and very clear...

    --
    Seen next to a fellow photo of KATRINA: THE DEATH OF BEAUTY. (?)
  • williwieberg 8y

    that truly is a strong picture! great work!
  • t2concrete 8y

    Democratic govner democratic mayor , corrupt democratic goverment in that state and some how this is all Mr Bushs problem. That sucks !!
  • Daniella Zalcman 8y

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  • Culture:Subculture Photography 8y

    Wake-up t2concrete...

    Yeah, the Democrats are corrupt... they're just the head slightly to the left of the Republican head, which is slightly left of the Neo-Conservative head, on one single-minded, fat, Capitalistic ogre. Nonetheless, I think it's pretty clear to most folks that the Bush Regime has redefined corruption...

    George W. Bush was the president who denied funding for improved levees after he was told by scientists and his own advisors that New Orleans was one of the three top potential disaster areas.

    George W. Bush relocated just under half of the Louisiana National Guard to Iraq, a war that he and his Neo-Conservative allies initiated on false pretenses, creating an abhorent emergency response.

    George W. Bush arrived on the scene ten days after the storm.

    George W. Bush has made it very difficult for anything since the storm to be effectively done, letting politics, war, and his ego overide his responsibilities as supposed Commander-in-Chief, and representative of the American People, simply because Louisiana is run by a Democrat.

    C'mon... the guy is a Dick... err, actually he's a pussy who hides his bravado behind hundreds of millions of dollars worth of secret service, and thousands of young adults's lives, those who had the misfortune to join the military while on his watch. His partner-in-crime is the Dick.

    As an aside, I find it interesting how the folks who most often support the Bush agenda - one, that I might add has, since day one, consistently failed; led our nation to bankruptcy; set our country back one hundred years; and approached foreign policy like it's again the middle ages - nary have a profile.

    But what really makes me curious is that the interests expressed, through their images and the groups they belong to, more often than not involve some combination of guns, hunting, boobs, trucks, race cars, war, and Jesus. The contradictions are a plenty.
  • tricherson 7y

    the teddy bear is a priceless touch
  • Alysha Jordan 5y

    This reminds me of the smell like it was yesterday. It's the smell of something like death or an oil spill that haunts forever. I always think I will never shed another tear over the loss but, it's still there and from time to time I do mostly now on the lower coastal parishes.

    Great work, just greatly captured for how it was.
  • can polat 7mo

    nice shot but sad story
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