The Katrina Decade

By  |  August 24, 2015
All photographs courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection | ©David G. Spielman All photographs courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection | ©David G. Spielman

Artist: David G. Spielman

Project: The Katrina Decade

Description: In the ten years that have passed since Hurricane Katrina, David G. Spielman has documented New Orleans’s ever-changing landscape in haunting black-and-white haunting images that chronicle endurance, neglect, and recovery.


David G. Spielman’s  The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City is now available. The book features more than 125 black-and-white images plus essays by Spielman, the photography historian John H. Lawrence, and historical preservationist Jack Davis. An exhibition of the works will be on view at THNOC’s Laura Simon Nelson Gallery for Louisiana Art until January 9, 2016.

Jeff Rich is a photographer based in Iowa City. His work focuses on water issues ranging from recreation and sustainability to exploitation and abuse. Jeff currently teaches photography at the University of Iowa. He curates the OA’s weekly photo series, Eyes on the South.