We saw it.
We captured it.
We are forever changed by it.
Before During After is a visual and literary narrative of how Hurricane Katrina has transformed the lives and work of twelve photographers from Southeast Louisiana. Five years in the storm’s wake, we look back to discover Katrina’s imprint on the creative expression of each artist. Some changes are dramatic, others apparently subtle – all are significant. The effect of a commonly experienced catastrophe is transforming. The photographers witnessed the changes through their lens and interpreted these individually with images they created before, during and after Katrina.
The book emphasizes not only the effect Hurricane Katrina has had on these photographers, but also the way individuals are influenced by their environments, particularly in a time of dramatic upheaval. Adding depth to the pictorial representation, each photographer has written an intimate account of how Katrina changed his or her life, work and vision of the future.