Downtown Hattiesburg photo exhibit opens to remember February 10 tornado

Photo Courtesy: Ryan Moore
Photo Courtesy: Ryan Moore

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Pine Belt photographers will exhibit their work from the February 10, 2013 tornado in a downtown Hattiesburg gallery this week.

Hub City Lofts will open a photo gallery Monday evening at 7:00 across from Brownstones on Front Street in Hattiesburg. The featured work will highlight some of the worst hit areas in the EF4 tornado's path as well as tell stories of recovery.

"Hattiesburg as a whole really came together as a community, and I feel like this gallery can be a reminder of that," said featured artist Jana Edwards.

Edwards' two photographs were taken on the University of Southern Mississippi's campus the day after the tornado.

"I felt like that photo portrays what the ambience was the day after the tornado," Edwards explained of a photograph taken from inside a damaged building looking out onto campus. "It was raining still. It was freezing, and I think a lot of people were still in shock."

The gallery will be on display in Suite 105 of the Carter Building at 112 East Front Street. Admission is free, and there will be a donation box set up for R3SM's continued tornado recovery efforts.

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