Today brought a unique experience with
The Times-Picayune, the New Orleans-area local paper. We were invited to visit the offices and go on ride-a-longs with the Pulitzer Prize winning staff photographers. My group went with Ted Jackson to the LSU Medical Center, a complex that had it's basement completely flooded and 3 feet of water on the main floor during the storm. The building is still under renovation and Ted was there on assignment as the Times will be running a story regarding the progress.
Our tour was led by a PR person from LSU. We began in the basement where the majority of the damage was done to all the mechanical and electrical systems that are housed down there. As we went up the building's floors we saw progress and eventually the finished product on the top few levels which were already occupied.
It was great to watch a photojournalist work and see his process from getting to the location, meeting and talking with the people, getting the shots he is looking for and editing his photos back at the paper. I would like to thank The Times-Picayune, its editor and photographers for taking the time to do this for us.
The following and above are a few examples of my photos from today.