But while some laudable progress has been made, a decade on, many devastated areas are worse off now than they were when Hurricane Katrina hit back in August 2005. To shed light on the abandoned structures that once served as homes, hospitals and places for children to play, photographer Johnny Joo, 24, shot a series of gripping images during a five-day trip in January to identify where vast resources are still needed.
“People tend to forget about certain things very easily,” the Ohio native and author of “Empty Spaces,” told The Huffington Post in an email. “It seems that they have rebuilt all that they felt possible, while the other locations will continue to sit.”
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