Crude Awakening


The photographer Jane Fulton Alt has produced a series called "Crude Awakening" that depicts oil-slicked humans who presumably went for a swim in the post-Deepwater Gulf. She says:

Living on the shores of Lake Michigan, I am acutely aware of the disastrous toll the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has taken on all forms of life, especially as our beaches opened to the 2010 swimming season. This environmental, social and economic catastrophe highlights a much larger problem that has inflicted untold suffering as we exploit the earth’s resources worldwide.

We are all responsible for leading lives that create demand for unsustainable energy.

We are also all responsible for the solution and we must work together to protect the balance of life.


You can see large versions of the images on her website.

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