Hurricane Story in The Monroe News Star

The Monroe News Star featured Hurricane Story in their June 12 article, “What remained after Katrina captured in photos”

“(Shaw) recounts the fleeing to Alabama, the birth, the horrific news coming out of New Orleans and the nightmarish two months that followed accented by dreamlike photos of toys and dolls in “Hurricane Story” by Broken Levee Books, an imprint of Chin Music Press. Using a Holga camera — what Shaw calls “a cheap toy camera made in China” — she captures the depression, anger and surreal experiences of the hurricane’s aftermath with simple text and photos that deliver a powerful story. The story’s sometimes strangely humorous (“The dogs enjoyed their vacation”), honest (“We attempted to drown our anxieties”) and interspersed with deep tragedy (“My husband turned into a freak”).”