Friday, July 2, 2010
About the Before During After Project
"Before, During, After: Louisiana Photographers' Visual Reactions to Hurricane Katrina" is a book and traveling exhibition project.
It chronicles the work of twelve photographers, depicting their pre-Katrina imagery, their immediate photographic responses to the storm, and new projects begun after the dust had settled. Before During After tracks Katrina's impact on each artist's creative directions with written explanations detailing the effect the disaster had on their work. The featured photographers are: Eric Paul Julian, Elizabeth Kleinveld, Rowan Metzner, David Rae Morris, Thomas Neff, Samuel Portera, Frank Relle, Jennifer Shaw, Mark Sindler, Zack Smith, Jonathan Traviesa and Lori Waselchuk.
The book, designed by Tom Varisco and published by UNO Press, features essays by John Biguenet, Steven Maklansky, and Dr. Tony Lewis. It will be available in July, 2010.
The exhibition will premier at DiverseWorks Art Space in Houston, TX on Sept 10, 2010 and then travel to the Louisiana State Museum in New Orleans in January 2011.