Jess Hurd

Photographer
Posts Tagged ‘Pollution’

BP Gulf Oil Spill – Anniversary Photo Essay

Three years has passed since the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the largest oil disaster in history.

In August 2010, five months after, I travelled across four states (twice) with video journalist Jason Parkinson, documenting the environmental and social impact, not just of the oil spill, but also the dispersant chemicals used to “clean” up the oil.

Click here to see photo-essay / non flash version

Coldtype – The Reader cover story

The footage from that trip became the film report Gulf

Images and footage available from: www.reportdigital.co.uk

The effect on the environment and the communities of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida by both oil and dispersant continues, as The Independent reports:

Dead dolphins and shrimp with no eyes found after BP cleanup

 

Southend oil spill

Oil clean-up operation by Southend Borough Council workers after 500 litres of “heavy duty oil” leaked from a ship into the Thames Estuary. Southend, Essex.
© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

ColdType Photo Essay – On the Beach

The Reader cover story, photo-essay on the aftermath of the Gulf Oil Disaster.

See pdf here

More ColdType photo-essays here

Death of a Fishing Community

 

Sunset on Grand Isle, a fishing community severely affected by the BP oil spill. Louisiana. USA.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Point a la Hache

 

Abandoned oyster fishing boat at Point a la Hache harbour, Louisiana. Fishermen have an uncertain future as most think the oyster beds have been destroyed by the BP oil spill. USA.

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk

Toxic Beachcombing

 

Oil and Corexit dispersant foam washes up on Biloxi beach. BP oil spill. Mississippi. USA.

See updated gallery here

© Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk