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

 
ALAN CLARK is an oysterman who worked for the BP Vessels of Opportunity program, which offers between $1,200 and $3,000 a day to local boat owners who help with the oil cleanup. Crew members make an additional $200 a day. Alan has been dissatisfied with BP’s hiring policies, which initially did not privilege fisherman who, like Alan, were unable to work after the spill. The average yearly household income in Bayou La Batre is under $25,000. Alan’s son’s first invoice was for $23,000. He came home with $17,000 cash in his pocket and took the day off to shop for a Hummer.

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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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