Return to New Orleans

10 years ago, I drove into a darkened New Orleans.  Literally.  The streetlights were off, traffic lights non- functional, and there were still large swaths of the city with no power.  It’s hard to explain what it was like.  Driving down the I-10, and seeing the increasing devastation in the countryside, as you approach, and … Continue reading Return to New Orleans


Witness to New Orleans- republishing a photo essay I did in NOLA post Katrina

WITNESS  TO  NEW ORLEANS   by Dirk Tillotson     Not even the birds have returned to the Ninth Ward. Warm summer winds lap through the scores of neighborhoods that lay in rubble in what was once New Orleans. Driving through block after block, hardly a sign of life. Homes ripped from their moorings, perching … Continue reading Witness to New Orleans- republishing a photo essay I did in NOLA post Katrina