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Coming Back: New Orleans Resurgent Hardcover – September 28, 2010
"The Black Presidency"
Rated by Vanity Fair as one of our most lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today, this book is a provocative and lively look into the meaning of America's first black presidency. Learn more
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"In a series of moving portraits, photographer Mario Tama has documented the tragedy, reconstruction, and resurgent optimism of New Orleans in the five years since Hurricane Katrina." --The Daily Beast
"Mario Tama has been covering Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath since Day One." --Time
"Mr. Tama believed he had a duty to tell their stories, so he returned 15 times to photograph the slow recovery. These images [are] beautifully composed, human and soulful, with an occasional flash of offbeat humor..." New York Times Lens
Tama’s imagery from New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina stood out among the vast media coverage and earned him numerous accolades and recognition. Remarkably, when the catastrophe waned and other press went away, Tama stayed...and continued to document the process of recovery (and some of its terrible failures)." The Huffington Post
"But turn the page and you’ll find images of joy. A big, bold, laugh that seems to echo from the side-shot of Angela Perkins. A jubilant grin as girls jump rope using a phone cable. A mid-air flip by a street performer. And it’s easy to see that, despite indescribable loss, the people of New Orleans have found reasons for renewal." The Southern Literary Review
About the Author
Anderson Cooper joined CNN in 2001 and has anchored his own program, Anderson Cooper 360, since 2003. He has previously served as a correspondent for ABC News and was a foreign correspondent for Channel One News. Cooper has won several awards for his work, including an Emmy. He is noted for his comprehensive and impassioned coverage of Hurricane Katrina. He writes regularly for Details magazine.