- TheGulf Coast of Mississippi was hit by the eye of Hurricane Katrina onAugust 29, 2005. In Hancock County, 36,000 families lost their homesand moved into trailers supplied by FEMA (Federal Emergency ManagementAgency). Those that owned land placed the trailer on their property;the rest were placed into trailer parks.
- A year after the storm the majority of these families were still living in this temporary housing. The storm eroded social differences-thousands of people were facing the same challenge of trying to get their lives together again.
Insurance fraud, lack of contractors and mismanagement of government grants postponed the recovery of this part of the US. Many Mississippians felt left aside while New Orleans was receiving most of the media attention and help.
This series of portraits is a testimony of these people's living situation a year after the storm.
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