About the Book
Photographs by Julie Dermansky that document the BP Oil disaster from the site of the disaster's source, to the Gulf Coast, from Louisiana to Florida. Dermansky's pictures capture the visceral reality of the worst oil spill in American history.
This book makes one question what the long term impact of the oil spill and dumping of dispersant in the Gulf of Mexico will have on the environment and the economy of the region.
Julie Dermansky (b. 1966, New York City) is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is focused on documenting society’s impact on the natural world and social injustice. Her work raises awareness of environmental issues, and draws a connection between social injustice and climate change. She has documented the aftermath of earthquakes and storms, the military-industrial complex in Iraq, and the expansion of the industrial landscape across the country, uncovering information overlooked by the mainstream media. Dermansky is an affiliate scholar at the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Her photographs have been published internationally, and her reports are published by The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Truthout, and the Desmog Blog, among others. Her series "Fracking in the USA" was screened at the 2015 Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan’s International Festival of Photojournalism.