Meghan Kirkwood is an Assistant Professor at North Dakota State University. She earned a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, MFA from Tulane University, and PhD at the University of Florida. Her photography has been exhibited throughout the U.S., Europe, and South Africa.
The photographs in Meghan Kirkwood’s Four Blocks in Chalmette were taken at four intervals within a four-block area of Chalmette, Louisiana between 2008 and 2017. Located east of the lower Ninth Ward, Chalmette sustained heavy flood damage during Hurricane Katrina. The neighborhood Kirkwood photographed, dense with rental properties, has been particularly slow to recover.