Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Second Line - Katrina 1 year Anniversary

New Orleans - The 9th Ward

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

New Orleans: The 9th Ward One Year Later

Photos and commentary by Tao RuspoliWe spent several hours in the ninth ward yesterday. We inteviewed 2 brothers who were stranded for 3 days without food or water taking care of their mother in the top floor of their house. They described the horrors in great detail, including watching dead bodies float by. One year later, it looked to us like very little had changed in their neighborhood. The few people left there live in inhuman conditions.
I was shocked to see that the only water they had to drink was donated by Anheuser-Busch. Until we read the can carefully, we had assumed they were drinking beer. Is it paranoia to think this is a calculated plot to reinforce certain stereotypes?

On a final note, a lot of New Orleans DOES NOT LOOK LIKE THIS! It's a beautiful, fun place to be. Come visit! Help with the relief if you are so inclined. But even for a vacation it's a great city and people just coming here and spending money would do the city a lot of good. Who knows, you may not want to leave...

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Dill City, Oklahoma

On the Road

Frogville Artists in Sante Fe, New Mexico

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Chairman Tao

Fun with the fisheye!

a little film by Tao Ruspoli

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Anne Hayunga photographs the LAFCO crew