"Nothing is written in stone. I just kind of go day by day and hope for the best" says Lisa Perilloux of her attitude towards life in New Orleans after the hurricane. Describing the emotional process of rebuilding her home after Hurricane Katrina, Perilloux confesses, "It took a huge toll."
Lisa Perilloux is one of the residents of the single New Orleans block documented in the wake of Hurricane Katrina by photographer Dave Anderson from 2006 to 2010. Using portraiture, still lifes, and abstract images, Dave Anderson reveals the evolution of both the street and its houses as residents rebuilt. His images are gathered in One Block, a monograph published by Aperture, and remind us how determination, resilience, and the bonds of community help us to endure.
Dave Anderson's work has been featured in magazines from Esquire to Stern and can be found in the collections of prominent museums, including the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; the Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans; the Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi; and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Vince Aletti of the New Yorker has called his work "as clear-eyed and unsentimental as it is soulful and sympathetic."