ART & EMPATHY IN COASTAL COMMUNITIES

VOLUME I, ISSUE #9

We're familiar with the news reports, action committees, and land-loss maps that strive to contain the complexity of living in coastal communities in the 21st century. But how can art fill in the gaps in our knowledge of vulnerable people and places?

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THE SCARS OF OUR CONNECTIONS

Jill Ensley

Edward Burtynsky's latest exhibition of his large-scale photography, Water, offers an almost overwhelming view of our relationship with water: the ways we rely on it, use it, revere it, and demean it.  Jill Ensley responds.  

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POSSUM KINGDOM, A BAYOU FABLE ABOUT ENVIRONMENTAL EXTORTION

Brad Rhines

Brad Rhines visits with playwright Andrew Vaught, whose new play, Possum Kingdom, is an example of how theater and allegory can push us towards action 

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ISLE DE JEAN CHARLES PHOTOGRAPHED BY ITS OWN YOUNG RESIDENTS

Ryan Sparks

Photographer and teacher Terri Garland visited the imperiled community of Isle de Jean Charles in Louisiana this past summer to teach young kids the tools and language of basic photography, then let them loose to shoot their own home landscape.  See what they thought was worth capturing.

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AT THE MERCY OF THE KING TIDES

Justin Nobel

Justin Nobel draws parallels between coastal Louisiana and the Outer Islands of Yap in Micronesia, another place made vulnerable by rising water and provides a fascinating photo essay.

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