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 vision of those memories, Shaw re-created scenes with small toys and captured them with a toy camera — a Holga. With brief, one-line captions the story unfolds: A couple gives birth, they travel the country in search of shelter, they return to a destroyed city. There are major setbacks and tiny triumphs, and it all ends with the Dorothean maxim that ‘there’s no place like home.'”

Check out the full post and a gallery of photographs from Hurricane Story over at NPR.