Faces of the Flood

Photo by Collin Richie

What started as a photo assignment for inRegister has grown into a movement that’s attracting attention from around the country. For days after the devastating rains, inRegister contributing photographers Collin Richie and Frank McMains visited the homes, churches and small businesses of people affected by what has been called a thousand-year flood. With the quiet click of a camera, these survivors allow us to see the real faces of this tragedy–along with the resilience and generous spirit of the Baton Rouge area’s residents.

Richie and McMains joined forces with fellow photographers David Morris, Dan Jones and Kristin Basilica to amass their thousands of compelling images into a collection of work they called Humans of the Water. The group’s work was quickly noticed by national media, including NPR’s All Things Considered, The Weather Channel, USA Today, and BBC. The Humans of the Water Facebook page amassed more than 7,000 followers in its first week.

Click on the image below to see the inRegister photo story featuring Richie’s and McMain’s unforgettable photographs, and to read the words of the #unBReakable residents of our region:

Faces of the Flood

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