Five months after Hurricane Katrina hit the US Gulf coast, Stanley Greene documented the aftermath.

The hurricane effectively destroyed New Orleans and in the process, all pretense of equality. Katrina unleashed the insidious demon of racism, once again lifting the veil on America’s messy history. 

Profiteers of all colors emerged to secrete billions of dollars in funds and stolen property away from the citizens of the Gulf Coast with insurance fraud and non-payments of claims, this played against the backdrop of racial unease and overwhelming greed.

If these twin evils are indeed America’s history, Katrina, sadly enough, is simply yet another chapter.

 


This story is part of the Hurricane Katrina project.

 

Those who fell through the cracks
Katrina, 2005-2006
Katrina, 2005-2006
Katrina, 2005-2006
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Katrina, 2005-2006
Katrina, 2005-2006
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Those who fell through the cracks
Katrina, 2005-2006
Katrina, 2005-2006