This became Mary Ellen Mark's last work as the photographer passed away earlier this year. The powerfully evocative images will be on view in a house on Governors Island, New York. The series can also be seen online, with an explanation about the subjects in the photographs accompanying each image.

Many of the subjects are from the Lower Ninth Ward neighbourhood, which suffered the full brunt of the hurricane, including eight-year-old twin who were once frozen embryos rescued from a hospital.

Vice president of CNN Money and CNN Politics Ed O'Keefe, commented on choosing Mary Ellen Mark to mark the tenth anniversary of Katrina.

"She made the world look at people from whom we normally turn away. She found beauty in scars, transcended race, and identity... We knew she could capture the rebirth of an American city, and a people surviving, thriving, growing, changing."