Shotgun house in Holy Cross, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans a year after Katrina Source: snowcrocus (reddit)snowcrocus:I worked in this neighborhood off and on from January - October after Katrina, documenting buildings and participating in some small projects with the neighborhood association. The sheer scale of devastation was overwhelming, as was the intense silence and solitude most days, especially early on - no people, no pets, not even small city wildlife initially. The locals I had the privilege to work with were amazing, what they were doing to rebuild their neighborhood and city was truly moving for me. I couldn’t say why, exactly, but this photo (just something that caught my eye one day, rather than part of the documentation process) always brings back the memory of both the sadness of knowing how much the residents of this area lost but also the drive and optimism I saw in them to reclaim their community.

Shotgun house in Holy Cross, Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans a year after Katrina

Source: snowcrocus (reddit)

snowcrocus:

I worked in this neighborhood off and on from January - October after Katrina, documenting buildings and participating in some small projects with the neighborhood association. The sheer scale of devastation was overwhelming, as was the intense silence and solitude most days, especially early on - no people, no pets, not even small city wildlife initially. The locals I had the privilege to work with were amazing, what they were doing to rebuild their neighborhood and city was truly moving for me. I couldn’t say why, exactly, but this photo (just something that caught my eye one day, rather than part of the documentation process) always brings back the memory of both the sadness of knowing how much the residents of this area lost but also the drive and optimism I saw in them to reclaim their community.