In late September 2005, the photographer Robert Polidori travelled to New Orleans to record the destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina. Arriving at night he found few remaining inhabitants amongst the devastated ruins of the city. The next day he began to think of his work as a way of mapping the lives of the absent people through their abandoned belongings.
Image credit: Robert Polidori, 2520 Deslondes, New Orleans, March 2006. From the series ‘After the Floods: New Orleans’, 2005. Fujicolour crystal archive print. Courtesy of the artist and Flowers, London.