"After the Storms" Commemorates Katrina

August 9, 2006

As the hurricane's one-year anniversary looms, a new exhibition of stark photographs depicting the ravaged Lower Ninth Ward and Lakeview opens tomorrow at the Louisiana State Museum.

The images were taken by award-winning photojournalist David Burnett, whose nearly 40-year career has taken him to more than 70 countries, and by New Orleans high school students participating in National Geographic's Photo Camp. The 15 students captured their local communities in the storm's wake and took self-portraits. A piano from the home of Fats Domino is also on view; the rock-and-roll icon was missing for days after he fled the rising floodwaters.

The show runs Aug. 11-Dec. 31, Tues.-Sun., 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. Admission is $6; $5 for seniors, students, and active military; and free for children under 12. 504/568-6968, lsm.crt.state.la.us.

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