Living Room Floor, Ninth Ward

Chris Jordan, American, born 1963

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negative 2005; print 2012

Epson UltrachromeK3 pigmented inkjet print

3/9

Sheet: 20 × 24 in. (50.8 × 61 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of the artist

© Chris Jordan

2012.51.1

Portfolio / Series Title

In Katrina's Wake: Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster

Geography

Place Made: United States, North America

Period

21st century

Object Name

Photograph

Research Area

Photograph

Not on view

Label

The Lower Ninth Ward, a predominantly Black neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, was among the areas that faced the most devastation by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Today, fewer than half the Ward’s residents have been able to return home. In his series Portraits of Loss from an Unnatural Disaster, Chris Jordan calls attention to the damage exacerbated by climate change, poor infrastructure, and racial discrimination.

From the 2022 exhibition This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, curated by Jami C. Powell, Curator of Indigenous Art; Barbara J. MacAdam, former Jonathan L. Cohen Curator of American Art; Thomas H. Price, former Curatorial Assistant; Morgan E. Freeman, former DAMLI Native American Art Fellow; and Michael Hartman, Jonathan Little Cohen Associate Curator of American Art

Course History

ENGS 7, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2013

ENGS 7, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

WRIT 5, Writing into the Wilderness, Nancy Crumbine, Fall 2014

ENGS 7.2, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2015

ENGS 7.02, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2019

ENGL 75.2, Climate Fiction, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

GEOG 37, Climate for Human Security, Justin Mankin, Summer 2019

ENGS 7.02, Climate Change, Mary Albert, Winter 2020

GEOG 16.01, A Climate for Human Security, Justin Mankin, Spring 2021

ANTH 7.05, Animals and Humans, Laura Ogden, Winter 2022

GEOG 31.01, Postcolonial Geographies, Erin Collins, Winter 2022

ANTH 50.05, Environmental Archaeology, Madeleine McLeester, Winter 2022

ANTH 50.05, Environmental Archaeology, Madeleine McLeester, Winter 2022

ARTH 5.01, Introduction to Contemporary Art, Mary Coffey and Chad Elias, Winter 2022

ANTH 12.26, Environmental Justice, Maron Greenleaf, Winter 2022

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Summer 2022

ANTH 3.01, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, Chelsey Kivland, Summer 2022

SPAN 65.15, Wonderstruck: Archives and the Production of Knowledge in an Unequal World, Silvia Spitta and Barbara Goebel, Summer 2022

ANTH 12.26/GEOG 39.01, Environmental Justice, Maron Greenleaf, Fall 2022

Geography 16.01, A Climate for Human Security, Justin Mankin, Spring 2023

Geography 16.01, Climate for Human Security, Justin Mankin, Spring 2024

Public Policy 41.01, Writing & Speaking Public Policy, Julie Kalish, Spring 2024

Exhibition History

This Land: American Engagement with the Natural World, Owen Robertson Cheatham Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 5–April 18, 2022.

Waterways: Tension and Flow, Harrington Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 4-August 23, 2015.

Provenance

The artist; given to present collection, 2012.

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