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Mario Tama: Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent

Umbrage Gallery
111 Front Street, Suite 208 , 212-796-2707
July 8 - September 15, 2010
Reception: Thursday, July 8, 6 - 8 PM
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Umbrage Editions presents Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent, an exhibition of photographs by Mario Tama.

With the eyes of the world once more on the Gulf Coast, we are reminded of the fragility of ecosystems and the profundity of the impact of disasters like the oil spill on communities and their surrounding environment. Award-winning Getty Images photographer and filmmaker Mario Tama spent the last five years grappling with the devastating legacy of such a disaster, creating in the aftermath of Katrina a series of hallucinatorily beautiful, land-gripping images that made the headlines at the time and helped to galvanize public opinion nationally. But the greater power of this body of work is the emphasis it places on the spirit of resistance, redemption, and reconstruction that has been a powerful force in the city and environs—a resolve that will be needed again for the Gulf Coast in the months ahead.
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