One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds

One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds

Dave Anderson

8.22.2010

Dave Anderson

A multi-talented image-maker, Dave Anderson worked in the Clinton White House and at MTV before discovering photography. His acclaimed first project, "Rough Beauty" was the winner of the 2005 National Project Competition awarded by Center, Santa Fe and was published with an essay by Anne Wilkes Tucker. Anderson's work has been featured in magazines from Esquire to Stern and can be found in the collections of prominent museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. He lives with his wife, Ashley, in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Photographer Dave Anderson discusses and displays photos from his new book, "One Block: A New Orleans Neighborhood Rebuilds," a photo essay that traces the fortunes of a single New Orleans neighborhood and its residents as they rebuild following Hurricane Katrina.

Using portraiture and still lifes, Anderson explores the very nature of community while testing its resilience. A native of Little Rock, Anderson spent three years working on the book, which is being released to mark the fifth anniversary of the hurricane.