Photography Show Examines Changing Visions Before, During and After Tragic 2005 Storms

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NEW ORLEANS, LA.- Before During After, a collection of extraordinary images illustrating the impact of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita on the vision and work of 12 Louisiana photographers, opened at the Louisiana State Museum’s Presbytere on Jackson Square. Scheduled to run through August 31, the show compliments the Museum’s new $7.5 million permanent exhibition Living with Hurricanes: Katrina and Beyond, also at the Presbytere. “Louisiana’s recovery from the 2005 storms has been marked by a spirit of creativity and resilience,” said Tony Lewis, Louisiana State Museum Curator of Visual Arts. “The artists represented in Before During After saw what happened here, captured it vividly, and were forever changed by the experience.” Lewis served as co-curator with Diane Barber of DiverseWorks in Houston, where Before During After premiered last September. Selected for the