After the Flood

After the Flood

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This book presents a record of the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. Photographer Robert Polidori, entered and photographed the abandoned houses, many of which were still water-logged or carried the 8 ft tide-mark of the floods. He thought of his photographs as the work of a psychological voyeur, mapping the lives of the absent people through their abandoned belongings, but struggled with the problem of making beautiful images from human more

Product details

  • Hardback | 336 pages
  • 317.5 x 406.4 x 58.42mm | 4,871.56g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 152 colour illustrations
  • 3865212778
  • 9783865212771
  • 40,864

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"Often considered an architectural photographer, Robert Polidori is in fact a photographer of habitat. On the surface, his subjects are buildings. But at the core his lens is focused on the remnants and traces of living he finds scattered in hallways, left in back rooms and worn on faades." Photographer Robert Polidori... immediately understood the impact the Category 3 storm had on the city he had once called home... While he didn't get to meet many of the home owners, he did gain an understanding of them through their belongings.--Sarah Jacobs "Business Insider "show more

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