Gallery: PRESENTING: Mired in the Bayou, an Exhibit About the BP Oil Sp...

Do you think your kids will stay here?

"I don’t know. I won’t encourage them to. What would keep them here? Seafood used to be good. It used to be lucrative business and there was potential to do something with it: big oyster shucking houses, shrimp shops, catering, your supply houses. At one time there was a lot of work. But now it’s just falling falling, falling, and I don’t know what else this area would have to offer."

Alan's items: boat oil filter, plastic bags, plastic sandwich box, cleanup gloves, oil-soaked rags, oil-soaked boat flare, beer can, candy wrapper

Read the rest of this entry »


or your inhabitat account below


  1. DPY September 23, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Very creative way of expressing dispair and hope…would be great to see the show.

  2. BJ. September 23, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Damage. Detris. Resolve. Evocative work.

  3. Rita September 23, 2010 at 7:55 am

    I wish I was in NY to see the show… great story and amazing photos.


  4. julest September 22, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    What an interesting collaboration. I love the different perspectives that each of you bring.

  5. rachelmae September 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm

    bad ass

  6. B Iverson September 22, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    Amazing photography, and great human interest story, too. I especially love the photo of the woman with the pink flowers sitting near her.

  7. fobgirl September 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    This is amazing!

  8. Eric__ September 22, 2010 at 4:47 pm

    Very interesting to see how your and your family’s life can change completely after those kinds of disasters. It must take a lot of bravery to accept it. Always makes me think my life is not that bad after all!


get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home