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

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8 Comments

  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.
    Parabéns!

    Rita
    Portugal

  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!

    Eric
    France

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