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Political Art–American Flags, Louisiana Edition

 

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.

 

East Bank, Mississippi River, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

East Bank, Mississippi River, Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana

 

 

 

St. Bernard Parish

St. Bernard Parish

 

 

Orleans Parish

Orleans Parish

 

 

Holly Beach, Cameron Parish

Holly Beach, Cameron Parish

 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.

Text and Images, Copyright, 2008, Quinta Scott, All Rights Reserved

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  1. well, hi admin adn people nice forum indeed. how’s life? hope it’s introduce branch 😉

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