In February 2007 I made a trip to Louisiana to make photographs of the coastal wetlands for my book, The Mississippi: a Visual Biography, which the University of Missouri Press will publish in June 2009.
It was a year and a half after Katrina and my third trip since the previous October. I would make two more before the end of the year.
Though I was concentrating on wetlands, I photographed flags, flags flown outside FEMA trailers. I filed the images away under the George Bush’s America Project and began thinking flags.
It amazed me that people, whose homes had be wiped out by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, who had been ignored by their inept government, still flew the American flag outside their temporary trailers. In some cases, the flag might have been contradicted by the presence of the Confederate Battle Flag.
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Filed under: American Flag, Fine Art Photography, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Rita, Photography, Political Art | Tagged: Cameron Parish, George Bush's Legacy, Louisiana, Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, St. Bernard Parish, Stars and stripes |