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June 27, 2010
This is a new kind of photojournalism: nearly wordless, slow, somber, meditative — haunting and troubling.
BP's Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is an unmitigated disaster, with the environmental and economic costs growing by the day. In this short film, Christopher Morris takes us on an emotional journey to Louisiana and shows us the irreparable damage to the complex fragility of the coastal and marine ecosystems, the costs of which are still being weighed.
Almost agonizingly slow, this video in black, white, and grey, is a reminder of the overwhelming loss and far-reaching impact of this disaster which continues to spread. Rescue attempts — and protection of what remains — is exhausting and discouraging. But what else can be done? People washing one bird at a time... All recorded less than two weeks ago.