From 2002 to 2007 I was tasked by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to document everything associated with the response to and recovery from federally declared natural disasters. During those years I documented the damage these disasters caused, the response of FEMA and the work of other United States federal agencies, such as the National Guard and Corps of Engineers. My job also included documenting the work of volunteer agencies, including, but not limited to, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.

The disasters that I worked on (see list below) included the re-entry failure of the space shuttle Columbia, tornadoes, floods, forest fires and many hurricanes, including Hurricane Katrina in which I spent seven months on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

The photos for FEMA were shot in color using digital SLR cameras. There were no digital enhancements made to the photographs, only small adjustments were made for exposure.


Ohio – September 2007

Florida, Georgia – May 2007

Alabama, Georgia – March 2007

Florida Р February 2007

Mississippi – August 2005-April 2006
Hurricane Katrina

Alabama – July 2005
Hurricane Dennis

Florida – August-December 2004
Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne

Kentucky – May 2004
Tornadoes, floods

North Carolina – September 2003
Hurricane Isabel

Florida – July 2003

Tennesee – May 2003
F-4 tornado, floods, minor tornadoes

Texas – February 2003
Shuttle Columbia

Mississippi, Alabama, Florida – October 2002
Tropical Storm Isidore