I’ve been sitting with this all weekend and now just finishing a short piece for the L.A. Times about photographer Richard Misrach’s new collection of post-Katrina photographs, “Destroy this Memory.” The collection of 70 photographs depicts the accumulation of text left on what was left of the built architecture of New Orleans, scrawled upon detritus and debris in New Orleans. I am most moved by the fact that despite the fact there is not one face, not one human form in the mix, I still feel as if I’ve been sitting inside a room of many. Haunting and gorgeous work.
photo: Richard Misrach from “Destroy This Memory”
credit, New Orleans Museum of Modern Art website