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Blowed Away

Chris Sturr , March 30, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } Blowed Away, originally uploaded by BenTG.   Blowed Away: Trouble in the Lowlands Now showing at the Haley House Bakery Cafe Artists/Writers/Activists Walter Clark, Benjamin Greenberg, Project HIP HOP…

Sharon Hanshaw: "The water stage is over."

Chris Sturr , February 19, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1198.JPG, originally uploaded by BenTG. Sharon Hanshaw, age fifty-one, has lived in Biloxi most of her life. Before Katrina she was in a rental unit, which adjoined her cosmetology…

Local Photo Exhibit of Images from the Gulf Coast

Chris Sturr , February 11, 2006
While I was in Gulfport, MS, I had the pleasure of meeting photographer and activist, Lolita Parker, Jr., who is from Boston and has, since October, been spending 13 days per month in Gulfport, taking photographs and assisting Derrick Evans with Turkey Creek Community Initiatives. Lolita has an exhibition of…

Shone (II): "He was like, no, I can't see it, I don't have time."

Chris Sturr , February 3, 2006
Shone’s terrible experience did not end when the water receded from her mother’s house. This part of her story picks up later in the day on August 29, 2005, after Hurricane Katrina had died down: We sat in the livin’ room for a while. We was like, nobody’s gonna be…

Shone (I): "The wind was blowin' so hard, we thought those kids was gonna get blowed out the attic."

Chris Sturr , February 3, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1117, originally uploaded by BenTG. I interviewed Shone in her East Biloxi apartment on Elmira Dr, which had some relatively minor water damage during Katrina. During the hurricane, however,…

Nothing like this has ever happened in America

Chris Sturr , February 1, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN0863.JPG, originally uploaded by BenTG. Carland Baker, Sr. on the site of his former townhouse, Longwood Apartments, 2012 2nd St, Long Beach, MS. “Nothing like this has ever happened…

Outside Miss TT's House

Chris Sturr , January 29, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1102, originally uploaded by BenTG.

Miss TT

Chris Sturr , January 29, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1107, originally uploaded by BenTG.

Mold

Chris Sturr , January 29, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1095, originally uploaded by BenTG. This is some of the mold on Miss TT’s walls.

Inside Miss TT's House

Chris Sturr , January 29, 2006
.flickr-photo { border: solid 2px #000000; }.flickr-yourcomment { }.flickr-frame { text-align: left; padding: 3px; }.flickr-caption { font-size: 0.8em; margin-top: 0px; } DSCN1093, originally uploaded by BenTG. You can see the water line above Miss TT’s things in the corner.

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