Created for University Art Gallery, CSU Dominguez Hills

From archeologists to architects, these residents’ work and livelihood are rooted in conservation and struggle, constantly negotiating the human partnership with the regional land as it slowly washes away with the sea.

“Oil refineries dominate the bank of the Mississippi River from New Orleans clear to Baton Rouge. The breadth of the oil industry’s impact on Louisiana land and health is profound. I work on environmental lawsuits aiming to find some justice when people or land are harmed, and to ultimately clean up the industry.”

-Stephen Wussow, Environmental Lawyer, Lower Algiers Riverbank