Karen Halverson is known for her photographs of the cultural and natural landscape of the West, and more recently, of the South. She is currently documenting rising seas in South Florida. Her work has been collected and exhibited by major American museums and is archived by the Beinecke Library at Yale. Find her work on her website and on Instagram.
An installment in our weekly photography series, Eyes on the South
In her series New Orleans & the Levees, Karen Halverson alternates between bright, uninhibited portraits and stark industrial landscapes, capturing the inherent tension of living in a city that is always sinking and the extraordinary engineering measures taken to protect it.