At first, I struggled to treat the text in a way that gave it the right kind of emotion and tone. It was hard to find the right balance of text and image on a page.
Eventually, I found a system that worked across the pages. The first part of the story weaves together contrasting opinions taken from the media, news articles, found images, and more. Then, the second half documents four excerpts from the transcript of the podcast. These stories, from real survivors, help support the earlier arguments described in the book.
They share narratives about loss, destruction and discrimination. These survivors talk about how the damage done by Katrina still affects their daily lives. To this day, they mourn their losses. The spreads below highlight different aspects of the system I created. Some pages were meant to focus on the media while others honed in on the narrative and transcript.