September 1, 2018     

1 – 3 p.m. @Denham Springs/Walker Library 8101 US-190, Denham Springs, LA 70726

Rising Above – Great Flood of August 2016
Adin Putnam, Local Photographer

Adin will lead a discussion about the flood and show his photographs of areas along River Road and the Antque District

About the Book
August 2016 saw record breaking rain fall in south Louisiana. On the 11th & 12th of August, an astounding 35 inches fell in the Denham Springs/Baton Rouge area. This same huge amount of rain fell to the north, up into Mississippi. As that water flowed south, the Amite River just could not contain it. In less then 24 hours, the river rose above the 29 foot flood stage to crest at a record breaking 44.5 feet. This book is an attempt to capture a small amount of this epic disaster in photographs.

Adin Putnam arrived in south Louisiana in January, 1990, as an active duty Marine Corps officer.  After leaving active service and pursuing any number of alternative careers, he rediscovered his love for photography.  In 2011, he began a part time photography business, and in 2013, officially launched Puttknob Photography, LLP.  In 2014, he began his full time career as a professional photographer.  Originally raised in Oklahoma, Adin attended college at The Citadel at the Military College of South Carolina and graduated in 1980, with a degree in history.  At this time, he received his Marine Corps commission.  He and his family have lived in Denham Springs, Louisiana since the summer of 1999.

September 1, 2018     

1 – 3 p.m. @Denham Springs/Walker Library 8101 US-190, Denham Springs, LA 70726

Large Version Book:Available at:

http://www.blurb.com/b/7950520-rising-above-the-great-flood-of-2016

Regular Size Version & Downloadable PDF: 

http://www.blurb.com/b/7779339-rising-above-the-great-flood-of-2016

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