- Year: 2019
- Place: Lake Okeechobee, Florida
- Land: United States (26.9442675,-80.8028519987093) centr.
- Category: Economy, Pollution/ Destruction/ Toxins, and Water/ Body of water
Chirinos’ photographic series BLUE GOLD depicts Lake Okeechobee in Florida, USA, and its surroundings. Florida’s main fresh water supply is in danger of drying up due to, among other things, the high water consumption of the sugar cane industry. >>
“As nature frequently warns us of our limited recourses we often take for granted the simple recourses such as water. Lake Okeechobee is now controlled by a computerized, man-made water lock system that maintains the lakes’ water level in both the rainy seasons and in drought. It is my aim to photograph not only Lake Okeechobee and its importance to Florida as its main fresh water supply but also the people who have made Lake Okeechobee their home, residing at the waters edge.” (Tony Chirinos) >>