Katherine Mankiller

I don’t usually link to things like this here.
October 2, 2005, 12:38 pm
Filed under: life, the universe, and everything

I try to stay vaguely on topic, and stick to geekgrrl and writing things. (Maybe that’s a mistake!) But this blog is astonishing. It’s maintained by a photographer, and he’s telling the story of Hurricane Katrina’s impact on Pearlington, MS, his mother’s home. The portraits of the survivors are some of the most moving things I’ve ever seen. Seriously. It’s almost like Dorothea Lange photoblogging Katrina. Or, as the author, Clayton James Cubitt, says, “I normally shoot fashion and portraiture for magazine and advertising clients. I’m often called upon to make celebrities look heroic. Celebrities aren’t heroic. These survivors are. I wanted to make portraits of them that showed their pride, and dignity, and strength, even in such low circumstances. I wanted to show my respect, and love.”
Operation Eden. Go.

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