Above: Promotional Graphic of Disappearing Landscapes: The American Delta in Distress.
It has been six years since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans and the surrounding areas. This exhibition presents a visual catalog of the endangered environmental and cultural landscapes of the Mississippi River Delta in South Louisiana.
The exhibition will be hosted on September 8, 2011 from 4:30 PM – 7:00 PM at San Diego Mesa College (D101 and Gallery Courtyard). An artist lecture will follow the reception at 7:00 PM in G101.
Monique Verdin's photographs of her Native American family reflect on multiple generations living in the threatened wetlands, a massive and devastated territory between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers.
The cartographic illustrations produced by Anthony Fontenot and Jakob Rosenzweig investigate the complex relationships between the geological, infrastructural, and ecological layers in the Delta region while exposing a legacy of industrial manipulation that is currently challenging the largest delta in North America with an uncertain fate.
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