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The feeling the evacuees got from volunteers was, We did what we could do for you, now you're on your own. That's the American way, that's what we're supposed to do. The evacuees were like, We're trying, we're trying.' Joseph Rodriguez Hurricane Katrina was the most costly natural disaster in the history of the United States. The Category 1 hurricane, which landed August 29, 2005 in the Gulf Coast region, caused 81.2 billion dollars in property damage, killed 1,836 people, and permanently displaced hundreds of thousands more. In the weeks following the disaster the international media criticized the failure of federal, state, and local governments to act competently and swiftly to restore order and assist victims, as well as the faulty infrastructure that had allowed the storm to effect such severe destruction. On-the-ground reporting also revealed that tens of thousands of impoverished people nearly all of whom were African- American were enduring conditions of extreme squalor, with seeming indifference from the government. Beyond the economic costs, vast emotional and psychological traumas continue to plague the communities affected by the disaster. Still Here, the fo

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781576874608
ISBN-10: 1576874605
Format: Hardback
Pages: 144
Imprint: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publisher: powerHouse Books,U.S.
Publish Date: 9-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Joseph Rodriguez

Joseph Rodriguez was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Rodriguez's work has appeared in such publications as The New York Times Magazine, National Geographic, GQ, Newsweek, Esquire, ESPN magazine, and Stern. He has received awards and grants from a number of prestigious ar ts organizations, including Pictures of the Year by the National Press Photographers Association in 1990, 1992, 1996, and 2002. His previous books include Flesh Life- Sex in Mexico City, Juvenile, and East Side Stories- Gang Life in East L.A. (powerHouse Books, 2006, 2003, and 1998), The New Americans (New Press, 2004), Respekt- Gangs and Their World in Los Angeles (DN Bokforlaget, 1997), and Spanish Harlem (National Museum of American Art/DAP, 1995). Rodriguez teaches at New York University and at the International Center of Photography. He is currently represented by the Bill Charles agency. Patrice Pascual is the executive director of the Journalism Center on Children & Families, a nonprofit training and resource service for journalists based at the University of Maryland's Merrill College of Journalism. Before joining the center in 1999, she

Books By Joseph Rodriguez

Flesh Life by Joseph Rodriguez
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Juvenile by Joseph Rodriguez
Hardback, January 2004