Tony By: Tony

Poverty

This photo is by far not great but I invite you to see the whole story. It was taken in Mississippi a week after hurricane Katrina in 2005. This town is less then 1 mile from the gulf coast and has a river running right thru the center of it. A few days earlier this was totally under water. Each of the red doors you see are apartments. Note there are no windows. This town was full of places like this and I have never been able the share these shots.

  • Sean Duan 9y

    Thanks for sharing, it was sad, hope they are settled now.
  • Pewari 9y

    Wow. I can't even begin to imagine living like that.

    We don't realise how lucky we are, do we?

    Humbled. Thanks for sharing this shot.
  • Tony 9y

    Thanks for your comments flopper and pewari. Most of what I saw in this town is only a memory as there was mostly shots I could not bring myself to shoot. I guess that is why I am not a Pro at this. For what I and a group of ragtag volunteers went down there to do we did. That lives in the undocumented place in my heart.
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Taken on September 10, 2005
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