From the new book by Aperture Foundation
"On the fifth anniversary of the storm, 'Destroy This Memory', photographs by Richard Misrach, offers unique, revealing human perspectives on the devastation and shock left in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. 'Destroy This Memory' presents previously unpublished and starkly compelling material, all of which Misrach shot with his 4 MP pocket camera. Created between October and December 2005, this haunting series of images serves as a potent, unalloyed document of the raw experiences of those left to fend for themselves in the aftermath of Katrina."
Artist's royalties for this project are being donated to the Make It Right Foundation
, which is currently rebuilding the Lower Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
The images truly speak for themselves, containing the only text in this heart-breaking series.View the magazine full screen photo feature
.Buy the book
Exhibitions: Museum of Fine Arts Houston
, August 7 - October 31, 2010New Orleans Museum of Art
, August 28 - October 24, 2010
Artist's Lecture and Book Signing
August 29, 2:00 pm © Richard Misrach