Exhibition Pick (Week of August 31): L. Kasimu Harris

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The McKenna Museum of African American Art
2003 Carondelet Street
New Orleans LA 70130
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The photographer’s second solo exhibition includes images centered around family and community in New Orleans.

L. Kasimu Harris is a New Orleans-based photographer, journalist, and man about town, and his new exhibition at the McKenna Museum of African American Art includes a selection of photographs from the last ten years that highlight the ways in which families and communities have personally responded to the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Harris avoids overwrought images of destruction and despair and focuses instead on more intimate scenes: his family’s first Thanksgiving back in the city after evacuating, the cramped kitchen of a FEMA trailer, or two men playing chess on the streets of the Seventh Ward.

“The 10-Year Journey: Reflections of Family, Identity, and New Orleans” is on view through October 10, 2015.