Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Blog Critics: Book Review

by Bob Etier for Blog Critics
September 15, 2010

Book Review: Before (During) After: Louisiana Photographers' Visual Reactions to Hurricane Katrina, Edited by Elizabeth Kleinveld

Before (During) After is an elegant collection of photographs from that awful time. Twelve photographers contributed photos and essays... Their photographs are a melancholy record of both the damages (some small, some enormous) and their own feelings and experiences. Rowan Metzner’s picture of a fish slammed up against a screen and a green watering can that landed in a tree sum up the turmoil.

Volumes are spoken by Lori Waselchuk’s photo of a cooler next to a hole cut through a roof. The effect of all these portraits, still lifes, and landscapes is an understanding of the human experience and loss.

Read the entire review here.

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