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Natural Hazards Resilience Speakers Series: Donn Young

March 7, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Donn Young:Art and Disaster: A Photographers Perspective on Hurricane Katrina Recovery in New Orleans, Louisiana”

Donn Young Lower Ninth Ward
Donn Young Lower Ninth Ward

Photographer Donn Young will discuss his personal experiences post-Katrina, including the loss of his life’s work as a photographer following Hurricane Katrina. He will also discuss his efforts as a photojournalist to capture the recovery process as requested by the State of Louisiana. This assemblage of work resulted in the show “40 Days and 40 Nights”, which served as part of the State of Louisiana Archives.


Following Hurricane Katrina, floodwaters destroyed more than 1,350,000 images in Donn’s studio.  Since moving from New Orleans to Chapel Hill, Young has worked with several faculty and others, serving as a photojournalist taking images used to support a range of research- and advocacy-related projects. Learn more at


March 7, 2018
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event Category:


Coastal Resilience Center


New East Building