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Photographer Richard Misrach and His Hurricane Katrina Graffiti Photos

After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, photographer Richard Misrach visited the empty city and documented the destruction. Although he shot roughly 1,000 photos using an 8×10 large format camera, he noticed that many of the snapshots he captured using a point-and-shoot camera told an interesting story of what had occurred. These photos, which showed the graffiti messages left by residents fleeing their homes, were subsequently published in a book titled “Destroy this Memory“. In the video above, Misrach tells the story of how the project came to be.

Destroy This Memory (via dvafoto)


 
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  • Anonymous

    A great story lost in the Ken Burns effect. I wish they would have let the images speak for themselves rather than flying around, telling me where to look. It works for some pieces but I think this one really lost something.

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  • http://twitter.com/criticalgeek Patrick Scholtes

    I saw the pictures a week ago in the SFMOMA, they’re truly amazing!

  • http://twitter.com/criticalgeek Patrick Scholtes

    I saw the pictures a week ago in the SFMOMA, they’re truly amazing!