African American boy points to a painting on the wall

Above the Water Line by Saphea Khan of Alba Middle School in Bayou La Batre, Alabama, a photo taken as part of an Alabama State Council on the Arts project supported by the NEA. In the photo, Sophin, her brother, is pointing to where the water rose inside their home, just below the only item that survived the flood -- a painting of their Cambodian homeland. Photo courtesy of Alabama State Council on the Arts.