Monday, January 30, 2006

Katrina Photograph in London Gallery Exhibit

This photo was taken by Gayle Nelson, ILL 2004, and was chosen for display recently in the AOP Gallery in London.

The exhibit, Sublime: Representations of Awe in Contemporary Imagery, was inspired by recent imagery of the forces of nature and scenes of war. From over 700 images submitted, 60 were chosen for display.

Gayle writes " After watching television accounts of Hurricane Katrina’s devastation, I felt compelled to go down to the coast and try and help in some way. We located an organized group with supplies and a police escort. On Sunday, September 11, 2005 we made the trip to Pascagoula, Mississippi . What I had seen on the news in recent days, hardly prepared me for the human misery and total devastation I encountered. You can view photos and recollections from this one-day journey here.

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