Gallery: ‘Mired in the Bayou’ Reveals the Human Face of the BP Oil Spil...

 
ERVIN ROYAL is a metal scrapper from Coden, an unincorporated community that is contiguous with Bayou La Batre. Most of his customers are commercial fishermen. Ervin’s fishpond was salinated after it was flooded with Gulf water during Hurricane Katrina. It is now a brilliant blue. Ernest Montgomery (left) is pictured here with Ervin (right), the former fire chief of Bayou La Batre. They’ve known each other for over 50 years.

We’ve all seen the images of the exploded Deepwater Horizon oil rig and the depressing images of oil-covered birds and wildlife littered on the coast, but how many of us really grasp the full impact of the BP oil spill disaster on the individuals living on the Gulf Coast? Inhabitat is hoping to change all this and present the human face of the BP oil spill disaster with a groundbreaking new art exhibit we’re launching in NYC called ‘Mired in the Bayou‘, a mixed-medium exhibit explores the Gulf Coast communities that have been left in financial and emotional ruin as a result of the spill. This provocative art exhibit will be opening next Friday, October 15 at 99% Gallery in New York and will bring the human face of the BP oil disaster to light like no other media has done thus far. If you’re in town this day please join us for the opening reception, and if you can’t make the exhibit, or can’t wait to see the photos, click through our gallery and watch the video trailer ahead.

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  1. elsie October 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    Reports indicates that BP is about to launch its new PR campaign with the BPCares website. BP recently acquired the BPCares domains and plans to launch the website soon to battle the falsehoods by the media and the eco-sensitive strain.
    In a memo leaked to reporters, BP’s plan is to be repentful for the loss of jobs and resources to the people in the Gulf and to put forth a strategy moving forward. The domains that BP owns are:
    BPCares.com
    BPCares.net
    BPCares.org
    BPCares.info
    BPCares.us
    BPCares.biz
    The website is being beta tested and will be up soon.

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