Lionel Burbridge, still living in a FEMA trailer in the front yard of his destroyed home in Biloxi, MS, recalls how his sister held his hand in the swirling waters until she no longer could.
Battalion Chief Bill Smith of the Dekalb County Fire Rescue during a recovery search in Gulfport, MS.
Roosevelt and Agnes Houston, of New Orleans, refuse to leave the lower 9th Ward home where he was born.
Clare Haas, Queen of the Bay St. Louis Mardi Gras Parade, in stark contrast to her surroundings.
Eight-year-old Renee Gay, sitting in her grandfatherís wheelchair outside her trailer in Chalmette, LA, wrote a poem titled ďKatrina Is Mean.Ē
Alvin Trigs rode out the storm in New Orleansí lower 9th ward, then made his way in a friendís boat to his house on Franklin Street, which was on higher ground.
A daring night helicopter rescue by the Air Force Reserve 920th Rescue Wing saved Eileen Duke, her dogs, August and Maybel, and her husband, Randy (not pictured) from the rooftop of their New Orleans home.
CNNís Anderson Cooper was back in New Orleans to photograph the lower 9th ward on the disasterís one-year anniversary.
Now, I have four Razzles and various lenses, i.e., Schneider 90mm f/6.8, Rodenstock
127mm f/4.7, Schneider 150mm f/5.6, and Fuji 150mm f/6.3 (for 2-4-foot close
portraits). For these cameras, I load my six-sheet Grafmatic backs with Kodak
Tri-X and Kodak Portra 400NC, because the high film speed and low grain allow
me to shoot hand-held exposures in all types of situations.
As I write this, in mid-September, I am three weeks into my 10-week trip, sitting
beneath my trailerís awning near Houston. The voices, faces, and thoughts
of my subjects haunt me in a way that I hope I can relay to the world through
their words and my pictures.