Six months after Hurricane Katrina, Alex Harris, Duke University professor of the practice of public policy and documentary studies, drove to New Orleans hoping to capture images of spring. The devastation that persisted required a different response, inspiring this series of triptychs of the abandoned and battered Gulf Coast.
“Policymakers and photographers have at least one problem in common: how to engage the imaginations of our fellow citizens, to focus on places and problems they might otherwise turn away from,” Harris says.
After the Storm: Post-Katrina Photographs by Alex Harris
February 21–August 12, 2011
Rubenstein Hall, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
Opening reception: March 23, 5:30 p.m.
Rubenstein Hall, Room 153, Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University
The exhibit, which was originally presented in Montpelier, France, will be on view on the first floor of Rubenstein Hall through August 12, 2011 . The exhibit is sponsored by the Sanford School of Public Policy and the Provost’s 2010-2011 Lecture Series, “Natural Disasters and Human Responses.”
The exhibition is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Parking is available at the Science Drive Visitors Lot.