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I apologize for not posting more photos lately. I have no other excuse than that I have been too lazy. I dug this photo up sometime ago after trying to come up with photos for my portfolio. I hope you guys like it.

This photo was taken 4 days after Hurricane Katrina made landfall at New Orleans. My partner and I arrived at the evacuation center hours upon entering the devastated city. Having never been in a warzone, I got a first hand look of what it could potentially look like. Buildings torn in half, a few people walking about the streets aimlessly, and all around me are helicopters and military vehicles. While the storm has passed, the destruction left in its wake is felt through the entire city. Sections of New Orleans were completely underwater while other parts have been so damaged by wind that roofs have collapsed.

Mother and daughter enjoy a moment admist the chaos at Louis Armstrong Airport which was then turned into a mobile hospital and evacuation point. Some occupants of the facility have been stranted at the airport for multiple days while waiting for buses to transport them out of the city. Seconds after taking this photo, they were rushed onto a departing bus to a new city and a new life.

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