Since Katrina, I have been working on images of south LA, the region below I10 and south of Baton Rouge, that is at very high risk of being inundated by ocean rise over the next 100 years, if not destroyed by a major hurricane well before then. This includes New Orleans, as well as a lot of Cajun country. I have begun to put images on the WWW beyond my Katrina stuff:
What I am curious about - and this is partially triggered by Carl's Drive-in project - is what would people want to see when this area is gone? While most of us will gone by then, if you know this area, what would you want to have images of in 2100, when it is mostly covered in water? For myself, there were large areas I had not seen before Katrina, and all that was left was ruins. I wish I had images before the storm, esp. of the areas below NO. This is not a new problem - the Acadia that it was named by the French settlers was been reduced to a shadow of it glory more than 100 years ago when the last of the old grown cypress was cut. We are not talking about the last shots of a pristine wilderness, but the last shots of an interesting cultural area in an already profoundly changed environment.