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Drawing on Firsthand Experience to Depict the Horrors of Hurricane Katrina

Dapper Bruce Lafitte's work records a singular personal trajectory in a grander, historically significant moment. The post Drawing on Firsthand Experience to Depict the Horrors of Hurricane Katrina appeared first on Hyperallergic.
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