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

 
KYONG “KATHY” KIM came to the United States from Korea in 1969. She attended college, then married a Colonel in the US Army and lived in Virginia until two and a half years ago, when she opened a crab shop in Bayou La Batre. Her shop has been closed since the BP oil spill, and she has no plans to reopen it. She is moving to Mobile and collecting social security. All of her friends and family live in Virginia, but here, she says, “the price is right.” Kathy makes beaded sculptures that sometimes sell for as much as $350. She says she is especially attached to her dog Cutie because she has no friends down here.

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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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