In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place, Photographs by Stephen Wilkes
Presented in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2011.
Carolyn Parker on Porch, Holy Cross, 2006, photoprint face mounted to plexiglass by Stephen Wilkes, Gift of Stephen and Bette Wilkes (2011.0195.15)
Presented in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2011, this exhibition told the stories of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans’s Ninth Ward—two historic communities united by disaster and the struggle to preserve their heritage and rebuild the social fabric that is integral to their neighborhoods. In the spring and summer of 2006, photographer Stephen Wilkes documented the damage wrought by Katrina in these two areas. He also photographed and recorded the stories of the people committed to rescuing the past for the future of their historic communities.
In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,
Photographs by Stephen Wilkes
December 8, 2011–March 3, 2012
Williams Research Center, 410 Chartres Street
Tuesday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Free and open to the public.