Susan Burnstine Interviews Jennifer Shaw

Fine art photographer and journalist Susan Burnstine interviewed Jennifer Shaw today on her news blog, underexposed. She chats with Jen about the photographs from Hurricane Story, her stories behind the project and much more. Read the interview here! “New Orleans based photographer Jennifer Shaw is one of those brave artists who has found a way […]

HTMLGIANT Features Hurricane Story

HTMLGIANT contributor Roxane Gay posted a wonderful piece featuring Hurricane Story today, showcasing several photographs from the book: “Shaw’s take is unique both in the spareness she uses to write of her family’s ordeal and because of her stunning photography of children’s toys to depict that experience–blurry, almost surreal, full color images stretching off every […]

In The Loupe TV on Hurricane Story

In The Loupe TV, a brand new web TV series from Stella Kramer, Julie Grahame and Allegra Wilde, posted a video discussion of Hurricane Story today. Stella and Julie introduce photographs from Hurricane Story and discuss the book as an example of how photographers can approach publication through considering a small press, who are able […]

The San Antonio Current Reviews Hurricane Story

The San Antonio Current Reviews Hurricane Story

San Antonio alternative weekly The Current reviewed Hurricane Story today in conjunction with the photographs from the book currently on display as a signature exhibit at the FOTOSEPTIEMBRE International Photography Festival: “Photographs of children’s toys threw yet another fatiguing stain of kitsch into the cultural wash over the last decade, but a stunning exception is […]

Jennifer Shaw Reflects on Hurricane Katrina

After the chaos and unrest caused by Hurricane Irene this weekend and in remembrance of today’s sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, StyleSubstanceSoul,  an online magazine dedicated to bringing together women who want to “look good, feel good, and do good,” interviewed Jennifer Shaw on her experiences with Hurricane Katrina and returning to them through photographing […]

Hurricane Story on NPR’s “The Picture Show”

With the eerie timing of Hurricane Irene this past weekend and today marking the sixth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, many are reflecting on the arrival of hurricane season and remembering those of the past. NPR’s photography blog, “The Picture Show” features a selection of the photographs from Hurricane Story today: “To simulate the hazy tunnel […]

The Oxen of the Sun on Hurricane Story

Beautiful book blog The Oxen of the Sun writes about Hurricane Story today just as Hurricane Irene is en route to the author’s home in Brooklyn. Please stay safe, Jeff! “Shaw’s photography is hazy and deeply intriguing, and provides the kind of brief glimpses that make you want to see a wider scope with a […]

OnMilwaukee Interviews Jennifer Shaw posted a wonderful interview with Jen today about the process of shooting Hurricane Story and the makings of the book. “Hurricane Story” is a small hardcover book about the size of a 45 rpm and it sings a unique visual song about one family’s Katrina experience. Read the full interview here for a behind-the-scenes […]

Pelican Bomb Reviews Hurricane Story

New Orleans arts and culture hub Pelican Bomb just posted their review of Hurricane Story: “Hurricane Story is a small book—seven by seven inches—and aside from a brief foreword by Rob Walker and Shaw’s even briefer artist statement, the story is told in less than 500 words. Evacuating in the dead of night, nine months […]

PLOP! on Hurricane Story

Cara Diaconoff reviewed Hurricane Story today on the PLOP! literary review blog. PLOP! is a Seattle-based “performing and online media project designed to promote cultural literacy and education as an opportunity for public engagement in the arts.” “Hurricane Story is a miniature—an unabashed miniature, at once polite and audacious in its insistence on the importance […]