While some areas of downtown New Orleans remain above water, one only has to look no more than two blocks over to see flood waters. The French quarters and other more notiable areas in the city remained surprisingly intact with only minor roof and tree damage. Sadly, the poorest and most populated regions in the city was also the most heavily flooded and suffered the most casualties.
This photo was taken three blocks East of Canal Street.
The man pictured here claims to be the owner of a store in which he was removing items from.
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tongapup (0) 2005-09-11 19:04
Very, very nice. This is a quiet photo that speaks of so much destruction, it has a kind of ghost-town desolation feel to it, which is not usually what we see of the footage coming from N.O. It's wonderful how you've framed him on a little patch of white.
mugush (2098) 2005-09-11 19:53
It is very sad inscident! we feel very sorry!.Nice subject Mark. your pictuer telling the whole story.Very nice picture and very nice note too.
Thanks for sharing,, and best of luck
don_narayan (2014) 2005-09-11 21:12
nice shot. real gutsy going down there and trying to make it happen for yourself, I admire that a lot... you're not waiting to for this to come to you.
serenadanesi (944) 2005-09-11 23:28
Very interesting picture and note, specially about the pictured man.
Galeota (10338) 2005-09-12 0:43
An aesthetic "mise en scène" for this view on the flooded streets of downtown NO. I really appreciate your journalistic, yet sensitive, approach of this disaster. Love the contrast of colors and the reflections on the water. The man is well positioned in the frame.
barrufeto_77 (28876) 2005-09-12 1:03
Unfortunately is a nice photo...
gelor (3229) 2005-09-12 3:45
Un beau document bien commenté. L'aspect journalistique s'associe à l'aspect esthétique, on souhaiterait le voir plus souvent. Merci
nerve (10231) 2005-09-12 4:00
i hope he was not looting though..
Great documentation Mark, good note too,
Good luck to you over there..
rbcy1974 (20758) 2005-09-12 8:03
Really interesting image, one would say almost venice. WHile the post is itneresting I wonder if a closer view may not be even better.
Thanks for taking that enormous risk on going all the way over there to capture these tragic images. I am curious to ask you as a first hand witness how things are over there, what kind of access you can have to go in and how you get around. Anyway, I hope this trip helps you in your career.
Homerhomer (4080) 2005-09-12 9:36
This remainds me of an image I saw of a chap in the watter holding on to a tire with one hand and holding open bottle of whiskey with the other, wouldn't be surprised if this was the same dude.
Good work again.
jcandeli (40) 2005-09-12 12:17
very powerful shot with excellent lighting. The only thing is that the man seems to disapear very easly but on the other hand, once your eye finds him it is a shock to see the scale of things. nice job. JP
bliard (1116) 2005-09-13 17:11
Here the water. You are lucky in some kind of way to be there and report what you see. (It's also sad but you understand!)
TRASH (0) 2005-09-16 13:05
Big bravo for being there, and my respect for your photographic effort.
Thanks for sharing this rare capture.
ngythanh (8540) 2005-09-16 13:47
I enjoy viewing your picture as I was there with you.
You have made a wonderful venture and was an eye-witness to the tragedy. Hope to see more of your shots from New Orleans soon.
Regarding the publishing your work to the media, I have some outdated info for you here. Hope it helps.
- Copyright: Mark Gong (markgong) (2840)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2005-09-04
- Categories: Ruins
- Camera: Nikon D70, Nikkor AF 80-200mm f/2.8D
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1500 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2005-09-11 18:19