Wednesday, August 18, 2010

humor and heartbreak

About a month after Katrina hit New Orleans, photographer Richard Misrach began taking photographs of the devistated city.
There are no people in the photos, not a soul to be seen, but the graffiti they left behind is in every frame.

more information on the heart breaking and beautiful project here.
book available here.


Dancing Branflake said...

The Wicked Witch one is really funny. Again, sad but funny.

Gilding Lilies said...

Great post - and on a related topic... You know how Brad Pitt has done so much to help rebuild that area? Well, when I was in Detroit recently I saw a hand written sign that read "you're on your own, Brad and Angie aren't coming here". It was so sad to see that sign, in such a devastated city. I cried.

Mo Pie, Please said...

This is an intersting project and you're right, it provokes both humor and heartbreak all at once.