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Image of the Week: Crude Awakening


This week's image comes from a gripping series titled "Crude Awakening" by fine art photographer Jane Fulton Alt. The series aims to highlight the environmental and social effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico:

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.

The entire series is worth viewing - and, if you prefer, there's also slideshow on YouTube set to Johnny Cash.

Via Boing Boing
Photo reproduced with permission from Jane Fulton Alt

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