Week 12 - Valerie

Just last week, Valerie was given a new bed by a kind neighbor. For the previous 11 weeks since the flooding, she has been sleeping on blankets on a linoleum tile floor. She lives in public housing and has developed some serious respiratory problems from the mold that has set in. NYCHA keeps promising to move the ground floor residents, but in the past three months they have only seen a representative once.

Kisha Bari is an Australian photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. Her ongoing work in the Rockaways post Sandy can be seen on her blog You can see her commercial work at