Chilling Photos Of Abandoned New Orleans 10 Years After Katrina

by
Cierra Bailey
Seph Lawless' new photo essay pays homage to the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the ruins left behind.

This year marks the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the horrific natural disaster that devastated the city of New Orleans and still impacts the community today.

Abandoned homes, schools, factories and commercial buildings still align streets of some New Orleans neighborhoods, particularly in the Lower 9th Ward.

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Photo journalist Seph Lawless - whose expertise is capturing the parts of “forgotten America” - visited New Orleans and created a photo essay that explores the ruins left behind in observation of Katrina’s anniversary. 

 

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Inside of an abandoned house in the Lower 9th Ward. 

Inside of a school in St. Bernard Parish 

A ruined, abandoned Six Flags theme park now used as a film set. 

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