Friday, January 15, 2010
In the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake
The artist Tameka Norris, has a body of work in photography documenting the visit to her family in New Orleans. As you can see in this work, it was soon after the 2005 Katrina disaster. The work is very emotional. Images of ruined homes, broken and scattered about is heartbreaking. Seeing these images now, against the back drop of the latest disaster in Haiti is even more poignant. The visit was devastating to the artist. It brought up many memories of her childhood, stolen moments, hide and seek, visits to cousins and friends. The loss, to see the city of her childhood in that type of devastation was overwhelming. This photograph is just one example of many that explores what she called “the violent collage that Mother Nature had created”.
The work above is called Post Katrina.