A new show featuring photographs by Thomas Neff is on exhibit at the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytere through Sept. 12, 2011.
Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina is a collection of 14 gelatin silver print portraits of storm survivors by photographer Thomas Neff. A professor of art at Louisiana State University, Neff volunteered in New Orleans after the storm and recorded his experiences using a large-format still camera and traditional printing techniques. In 2007 the University of Missouri Press published his work, Holding Out and Hanging On: Surviving Hurricane Katrina.
The Louisiana State Museum is mounting a series of changing exhibitions in conjunction with its new permanent exhibition, Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond.
The Presbytere, located on Jackson Square, is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.