New Orleans - Hurricane Katrina First & Second Anniversary

After listening to my interview on Big Lens Fast Shutter, some of my friends were surprised to learn that before shooting sports, I was interested in social documentary photography and made two trips to New Orleans to cover the first and second anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina in August 2006 & 2007. I have had some requests to show those pictures, and initially decided against putting them up because I really had absolutely no idea what I was doing back then. But as I looked through my archive, I realized that I could see the beginning of the development of my eye, and figured that it might help some people to know that I didn't just hatch with the skills I have today.

So as we approach yet another anniversary of Katrina, here are some of my pictures: