Brain Pickings: Best Photography Books of 2011

We are honored that Maria Popova of Brain Pickings included Hurricane Story in her year end list: The 11 Best Photography Books of 2011.

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 101 books for gift giving

Jim Higgins, book editor of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, offers 101 suggestions of books to give as gifts (or to yourself), this holiday season. Hurricane Story is featured under the category “Visually Interesting Works.” See the list here.

RISD XYZ Features Hurricane Story

The Rhode Island School of Design alumni magazine, RISD XYZ, selected Hurricane Story as a “new and notable” publication in their Fall 2011 Issue, which focuses on “The Beauty of Books.” See it on pages 8-9.

A Photo Editor Book Review

In his weekly feature on A Photo Editor, “This Week in Photography Books,” contributor Jonathan Blaustein weighs in on Hurricane Story: “It’s lovely, witty, poignant and original. Definitely a book you want to have in your collection.” Read the entire review here.

Louisiana State Museum Exhibition

Louisiana State Museum Exhibition

“Hurricane Story,” an exhibit of photographs by Jennifer Shaw, opens at the Louisiana State Museum on Oct. 21. With twenty vivid images, Shaw narrates her experience during Hurricane Katrina. Told in vignettes created of toys, carefully lit and captured with a modified Holga camera—itself more of a toy than the choice of a professional photographer […]

Hurricane Story Reviewed in Square Magazine

Issue 2.3 of Square Magazine (UK) features a review of Hurricane Story by editor in chief Christophe Dillinger, along with a multi-page spread of images from the book. “…forget about heavy symbolism and flashy sensationalism, the kind of stuff everybody does. Go straight for the heart. Jennifer Shaw’s new book, Hurricane Story, does just that.” […]

FATHOM Interview

Jeralyn Gerba, editor of the spunky new online travel site, FATHOM, interviewed Jen about Hurricane Story, life in New Orleans and more. Read the interview here.

Stella Kramer on Hurricane Story

In a follow up to the In The Loupe TV discussion of Hurricane Story, Stella Kramer shares her thoughts on the aesthetic choices that went into the making of the book. “One of the things I like the most about this book is how much care and thought was put into the size and look […]

Review by Gary W. Clark

Gary W. Clark, who won a copy of Hurricane Story from HolgaDirect, shared a review of the book on his blog. “I can highly recommend Hurricane Story to anyone that may be inspired by the use of unconventional photography for storytelling. If you are a Holga or Lomo photographer, then the book is simply a […]

One One Thousand Features Hurricane Story

One, One Thousand, a monthly publication focusing on photography produced in the Southeastern United States by emerging and established photographers, featured Jennifer Shaw in its September issue. Founded in 2010 by Daniel A. Echevarria and Natalie Minik, One, One Thousand features new photographic works both from and about the South. See the feature here and […]