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When The Levees broke

When The Levees Broke We Bought Our House

This family bought their house in Denmark in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. The impact of Katrina on the world economy caused a drop in the interest rates for new mortgages in Denmark, enabling the family to afford the house.

This Photograph has the price of $20,000 equivalent to the amount the family saved buying their house. When sold, the money will be spend on construction materials to be used by families in the Lower 9th Ward, New Orleans. 

Year: 2008
Author: Superflex
Technique: Black and White photo
Dimensions: 120 x 180 cm
This work was made for the international biennial of contemporary art "Prospect One" in New Orleans, 2008


Photo: Superflex
Labels: When The Levees broke
Size: 2.89 MB
Type: jpeg
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