Photographs by Debbie Fleming Caffery.
Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, 2006.
13 black-and-white illustrations, 8x10".
Under the auspices of a grant from the Open Society Initiative, native Louisianan Debbie Fleming Caffery explored the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, a small portion of which is compellingly captured here. Focusing primarily on the Lower Ninth Ward, Caffery photographed the debris left behind in the wake of mass evacuations - wrecked cars, a steak knife and an eggshell, photographs tacked to walls, a pair of dentures - and the journey of many displaced residents from the overcrowded and increasingly dangerous New Orleans Convention Center and Superdome to a shelter in Baton Rouge.