In August 2005, a massive hurricane gathered over the Bahamas and soared over the Gulf of Mexico. When it reached New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina unleashed a torrent of wind and water that burst the levees and flooded 80 percent of the city. Five years later, a photographer tours the Lower Ninth Ward, where many homes and businesses still stand vacant and ruined.
"Do not touch the water. There is nothing more irradiated than the water itself."