Friday, August 11, 2006

John McCusker

John McCusker, the TP photographer arrested the other day, did an interview recently for Brown University students in which he described the pain he was experiencing in living in post-K New Orleans.

“Imagine going to bed one night, and waking up and everybody in your entire neighborhood and everybody that they know and everybody that they know is gone and you don’t know where they are. And some nights, you know, I gotta tell you, some nights that just in despair you lay in your bed, and like you’re a three-year-old and you just lay there and say, Oh my god. I want to go home. And you can’t go home."

Here's the rest of the story.

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Thanks to Vicky Moos for the heads up.

Here are Mr. McCuster's thoughts as he took this photograph:
"Something was wrong. The hurricane had passed earlier and it had not rained in hours. Later that day we learned that levees had failed and the city was filling with water."


oyster said...

Thank you for posting the picture and caption, I hadn't seen it before.

Zihuatanejo said...

there is a discussion here too about this J McCusker