A series of photos by Alan Chin showing the aftermath of Katrina are very strong.
Alan Chin photos
One quality that caught my attention is that they remind me of photos that I've seen of the Great Depression of the 30s. The photos, in black and white, bring out a black oil dirt soaked suffering. The backgrounds and objects around the people in the photos are simple and not particularly 21st century. Its the longing, fear, shock, and utter sadness though that is inescapable.
Sculpture is by Chris Burden 'Double Sausages'