Hurricane Katrina by Robin May

Three days after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Independent Photo Editor Robin May and Editorial Director Leslie Turk made their way to the staging area at Causeway Boulevard and a makeshift medical facility at Louis Armstrong International Airport via a MedExpress ambulance. May returned several times over the following two weeks with Oxfam, an international aid organization. Her images captured the broken city and its traumatized residents, along with the many officials and volunteers who worked tirelessly to assist those residents in the aftermath of the storm.

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