Benjamin Krain - Photographer
This stopped me. My breath caught and I barely whispered, “holy shit.” I hope you had a similar reaction. I have seen tons of photos of the aftermath from Katrina. None of them made me do that. I was living in Australia when this happened. I called my mom one day just to catch up and she told me all about Katrina. I cried on the phone. After the fact, I began to harden to it. Something about this photo took me all the way back to that day I had to listen to my mom pour out all the details of the horrible tragedy. I don’t know that I can rightly identify it, but I am okay with that. I’m going to let this one be, and not analyze it to death. Just respect it.
Mr. Krain’s photography demands reaction. Even simple, innocent shots command attention in a way I rarely see. This is what photography should be. Brilliant.