Friday, September 16, 2011

Atlanta Event Captures Life after Devastation in the Gulf Coast

Photo courtesy
of Emily Harris
Six years after Hurricane Katrina hit the Gulf Coast, New Orleans is still recovering from the disaster, which wiped out homes and tore apart the economy. Years later, the disastrous BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico cast another dark shadow over the region. The spill killed wildlife, sea life and the local bayous and swamps. This in turn impacted local fisherman living and working in the swamps. Upon visiting New Orleans for the first time after these devastations, photographer Emily Harris paid a visit to the swamps. In her series, "Marais Sombre Rouge" Harris captured the swamps using a red scale 35 mm film to portray the dark and dreary life these areas have lived through. The images are displayed in a light box installation to further illuminate the idea. 

Harris' work will be displayed at the Carroll St. Café through the month of September. A reception will be held later this month on Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event is part of Atlanta Celebrates Photography, a non-profit arts organization.

Where: Carroll St. Cafe, 208 Carroll St. SE Atlanta, GA 30312
Hours: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Sun: 8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Fri, Sat: 8 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Phone: (404) 577-2700

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