The Katrina Decade
Images of an Altered City
Published by The Historic New Orleans
Collection on the occasion of the ten-year
anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
In August 2005, Hurricane Katrina and the subsequent
levee breaches ravaged New Orleans. Dramatic images
abounded, but they only told the beginning of the story.
In the ten years since, David G. Spielman embraced the
traditions of photographers from the Works Progress
Administration and Farm Security Administration and
documented subtle changes throughout his beloved city.
His haunting images chronicle endurance, neglect, and
recovery within an altered cityscape.
“As strangely beautiful as the encroaching vines that still
enshroud whole rows of houses ten years after Katrina,
David Spielman’s astonishing photographs speak with
a quiet but forceful eloquence—of devastation and
abandonment, of perseverance and renewal.”
—John Berendt, author of Midnight inthe
Garden of Good and evil
The Katrina Decade: Images of an Altered City
by David G. Spielman, photographer
with essays by Jack Davis and John H. Lawrence
hardcover • 9" x9" • 168 pp.
138 black-and-white images
$39.95 • ISBN 978-0-917860-68-3
Available at www.hnoc.org/shop, independent
bookstores, and major online retailers.
on the cover: Central City, 2013; ©David G. Spielman
www.hnoc.org/books Central City, 2012; ©David G. Spielman