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



Inhabitat has covered the Gulf Oil Spill extensively since April, watching as the BP well poured millions of gallons of oil into the Gulf and utter environmental devastation overtook the southern states of the US. So when we had the unique opportunity to be a part of an art show depicting how this disaster affected the lives of those who lived and are still living through it, we knew we couldn't say no. That being said, we're proud to announce that on October 15th Inhabitat with 99% Gallery will present ‘Mired in the Bayou’ a mixed-medium exhibit featuring the portraiture project of photographers Michael De Pasquale and Reed Young, with text and audio by journalist Erin Sheehy; and an installation by artist Graham Holly. Mired in the Bayou reveals not only the current situation of a place, but the history and dynamics of Bayou La Batre, a town now in despair. If you’re in New York City this day, please join us for the opening reception of this amazing exhibit at 99% Gallery. Until then you can jump ahead for a sneak peek of the exhibit.

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  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!


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