Sunday, December 26, 2010

Diane Wilson, the Goddess of the Gulf Coast

Aline Smithson, founder and editor of Lenscratch, asked me to submit my favorite image that I photographed this year for the end of year Lenscratch. I've been working for years on a documentary concerning environmental injustice. On April 20th the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig explosion kills 11 men resulting in the BP Oil Spill, which is proving to be the largest man made environmental disaster the country has ever seen.

On April 17 & 18, I attended an Environmental Justice conference and met Diane Wilson, author of "An Unreasonable Woman". Wanting to include something about the Gulf with my Environmental Injustice project, I traveled to Seadrift, Texas Memorial Day weekend and photographed and interviewed Diane Wilson. Diane later protested at BP CEO's Tony Haywards testimony hearings in DC regarding the spill. Diane was arrested. Because of her heroic actions, this photograph of her on the Gulf is my favorite this year. To me, Diane Wilson is the Goddess of the Gulf.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Against All Odds: How the Gulf Coast Survives the BP Oil Geyser

Take a look at my new Trailer "Against All Odds: How the Gulf Coast Survives the BP Oil Geyser" that will be a part of Dying For Profit eventually.

You can help make sure this project gets completed by becoming a sponsor. Sponsorship information is in the previous blog post click here. You can make tax deductible donations via Blue Earth Alliance, earmarking Dying for Profit.

From the

Urgent: Share your holiday season with Gulf Operation victims. Send Gulf Aid to Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana ( ) and Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors ( ). See information below this article to learn how.

Obtain a Toxic Survival Kit or have one delivered to a Gulf Coast resident in need: See Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctors online or email Learn how to become a Gulf Coast Barefoot Doctor here. Supplies are not meeting demand. Please help.

To send holiday food and detox needs to the Gulf Coast, please email

Send aid to Gulf victims by visiting Coastal Heritage Society of Louisiana, spearheaded by humanitarians Joannie Hughes and Kindra Arnesen. (See:

Let me know what you think of the project.