Banksy is a quasi-famous British graffiti artist whose work is seen all around the world. A lot of his artworks are satirical pieces on topics such as culture, ethics, and politics.
The images in New Orleans appeared just prior to the 3rd anniversary of Hurricane Katrina – Which occurred on August 29th 2005, killing over 1700 people in Louisiana and displacing around 1 million inhabitants. Government officials on all levels were criticized for lack of planning/preparation/ and speed.
Today, even around this Banksy piece are semi-demolished houses/rubble, broken sidewalks, rusty abandoned cars.. I often saw the word ‘Rebuild’ spray-painted on the boarded up buildings.
canon rebel eos digital slr – desaturated and selective coloring using photoshop