Rockport was created in and around the community of Rockport, Texas, in the months after Hurricane Harvey. In this alternative photo essay, conventional photographs are paired with what seem to be outtakes or misfires, forming an interpretive and figurative retelling of the weeks and months after the storm.
This group of photographs provides a starting point for us to consider our responsibility to our coastal communities as hurricanes and flooding become more frequent and severe. It ponders the predicaments and psychological experience of those who choose to stay in vulnerable areas—out of necessity or out of self-determination—and it reveals a shimmer of light and color that makes the communities along the Gulf Coast, even amid the destruction, still alluring.
Artwork dimensions: 17 x 25 inches (43.18 x 63.5 cm) print