In Katrina’s Wake: Restoring a Sense of Place,
Photographs by Stephen Wilkes
December 8, 2011–March 3, 2012
The Historic New Orleans Collection – Williams Research Center
410 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
Hours: Tue–Sat, 9:30am–4:30pm
Presented in conjunction with PhotoNOLA 2011, this exhibition tells the stories of Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and the Holy Cross neighborhood of New Orleans’s Ninth Ward—two historic communities united by disaster and the struggle to preserve their heritage and rebuild the social fabric that is integral to their neighborhoods. In the spring and summer of 2006, photographer Stephen Wilkes documented the damage wrought by Katrina in these two areas. He also photographed and recorded the stories of the people committed to rescuing the past for the future of their historic communities.