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Six Years After Katrina, Let's Celebrate New Orleans

by Megan Greenwell

September 5, 2011

“The problems we’re trying to tackle here are billion-dollar problems, and if we get a $300,000 infusion we’re thrilled,” says Sweet Home New Orleans’s director, Jordan Hirsch. However, he notes, “the most beneficial actions I’ve seen have come from artists who physically came to the city, really took some time to absorb what was going on, and then crafted a response that made sense for them and the work that they do.”

The Eyes of the Storm: Lee Crum's Portraits of New Orleanians

Ask anyone why he or she lives in New Orleans and you'll likely hear the same answers, over and over again: the food, the drinking, the music, the architecture, the vibe. The photographer Lee Crum moved to the city for just those reasons; what he stayed for was the faces.

photo via (cc) Flickr user Beadmobile

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