Those Who Fell Through The Cracks

Stanley Greene and Kadir van Lohuizen, both Open Society Katrina Media Fellows, launched a mobile exhibition of large-scale mural photographs called Those Who Fell Through the Cracks.

It powerfully documents the toll that the floods and Hurricane Katrina took on Gulf Coast residents and the struggles they face to this day in re-establishing their lives.

The photographs cover the interior and exterior of a 24' truck that will cover the path that so many former residents of New Orleans took: traveling from Houston to New Orleans during Katrina's fifth anniversary.

Those Who Fell Through the Cracks documents the United States in the beginning of the 21st century, and is a testament to the power of art’s ability to bring new awareness and sensitivity to communities, and encourage systemic change.

See the Exhibition in New Orleans

Saturday, August 28, 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Mobile exhibition honoring the people of New Orleans East
Lake Forest Mall
New Orleans East, LA

Sunday, August 29
Mobile exhibition
1717 Deslonde Street
Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA

Sunday, August 29, 9:00 p.m.
Multimedia projection
Jourdon Avenue
Lower Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA
In commemoration of the fifth anniversary of the storm, works by a range of photographers will be projected onto the floodwall

Monday, August 30 – Tuesday, August 31
Mobile Exhibition
Old U.S. Mint
400 Esplanade Avenue
French Quarter, New Orleans, LA

Monday, August 30, 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Workshop seminar with Stanley Greene, Kadir van Lohuizen & Alan Chin
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Past Events

Saturday, August 14, 2010
Workshop with Stanley Greene & Kadir van Lohuizen
Houston Center for Photography
1441 West Alabama Street
Houston, TX

Friday, August 20, 2010, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Opening reception for mobile exhibition
Lawndale Art Center
4912 Main Street
Houston TX

Saturday, August 21, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Symposium
The Museum of Fine Arts
Brown Auditorium Theatre
1001 Bissonnet (at Main Street)
Houston, TX

Monday, August 23, 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mobile exhibition
Alief Center
11903 Bellaire Boulevard
Houston, TX

Thursday, August 26
5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Opening reception for mobile exhibition (on view through August 27)

8:00 p.m.
Screening of the documentary Trouble the Water with Kimberly Rivers

Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

Friday, August 27, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Symposium
Ashe Cultural Arts Center
1712 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard
New Orleans, LA

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In the five years since Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans and the levees broke, residents have developed innovative approaches to tackling some of the city’s—and the nation’s—most persistent problems: criminal justice reform, unresponsive government, and racial and economic inequality. In recognition of these efforts, during the month of August the Open Society Blog shines a light on people and organizations in New Orleans bringing change from within one of the country’s most important cities.

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