The Art Of Photographing Disaster

09/10/11 8:35AM By Peter Biello
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Caleb Kenna
Neshobe River flooding Brandon after Tropical Storm Irene.
During the flooding caused by Hurricane Irene, many Vermonters found time to take pictures of the devastation. Pictures of washed out roads, collapsed homes and standing water in streets were as common as the flood waters were devastating.

Caleb Kenna is a professional photographer from Brandon. He took to the streets of his hometown to capture the scenes of the flooding. He spoke with VPR's Peter Biello about what it takes to capture the scenes of devastation in a photo that tells a story.

Kenna's photographs of scenes in India are currently exhibiting at Green Mountain College.

Caleb Kenna
Flood waters of Otter Creek in Pittsford after Tropical Storm Irene.

 

Caleb Kenna
Flooding in Brandon.

Caleb Kenna
Chris Webster, 8, tries to ride his bike on a flooded playground on Meadow Street in Rutland after Tropical Storm Irene.

Caleb Kenna
Members of the Illinois National Guard deliver relief supplies in Mendon after Tropical Storm Irene.

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