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Documenting the destruction

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Photographer David Burnett recently returned to New Orleans' Ninth Ward months after his first visit for National Geographic. Photo by Steve Majors.

"So many things change... but in the photograph, it will live forever. That image is frozen in time."
David Burnett
Photographer

I met David Burnett while researching a story for Nightly News on Burnett's haunting photos of the post-Katrina landscape along the Gulf Coast. I found the motivation behind each picture just as important as the photo itself. Burnett told me he had mixed emotions about seeing part of the ward finally cleared of debris. He hopes his photographs will serve as a reminder to everyone of the scope of the devastation.

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Another excellent post--That's wonderful news about part of the 9th being cleared of debris--now if the Lower 9th can have drinkable water again...

Kudos to David Burnett and everyone else who's working to make sure Americans don't get caught up in things like the JonBenet Ramsey case and forget all about Katrina's effects on the Gulf Coast.

Jack-

Not if you own oil stocks.

It is a national disgrace that this country is spending billions of dollars a month on a needless war in Iraq while the Gulf Coast remains in ruins.

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