New Orleans after the Flood: A Photo Gallery

New Orleans after the Flood: A Photo Gallery

New Orleans after the Flood

Robert Polidori traveled to New Orleans four times between September 2005 and April 2006, capturing the haunting postdiluvial destruction and the still-in-place domestic lives of the city’s residents. Nicolaus Mills called “Polidori’s post-flood New Orleans a collage of random disorder…In removing people from his photographs, in labeling houses by their street number, Polidori has made it clear that in his judgment Hurricane Katrina was all-powerful once it struck land. Everyone in its path was temporarily rendered anonymous.”

Robert Polidori has photographed Havana, Versailles, and Chernobyl, and his photographs frequently appear in the New Yorker and Vanity Fair.


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