America's New Diaspora




For the past two years Kadir van Lohuizen (1963, The Netherlands) has followed the Herring and the Halley families in Houston, USA, as they try to pick up the pieces of their lives and track down lost family members scattered across the country. Despite the fact that mainstream media moved on to the next story after Hurricane Katrina, daily life continues to be a struggle for survivors. Public housing in New Orleans, which had been home to thousands of families before the storm, was demolished in the first few months of 2008. The displaced are now living in all 50 states, in temporary housing projects without furniture.

America's New Diaspora was featured in GUP#27, the Anniversary issue.