Blue Gold

Infos zum Kunstwerk
  • Jahr: 2019
  • Ort: Lake Okeechobee, Florida
  • Land: United States (26.9442675,-80.8028519987093) centr.
  • Kategorie: Ökonomie, Umweltverschmutzung und -zerstörung/ Gifte, und Wasser/ Gewässer
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Chirinos’ Fotoserie BLUE GOLD zeigt den Okeechobee-See in Florida, USA, und seine Umgebung. Die größte Trinkwasserquelle Floridas ist von Austrocknung bedroht, unter anderem aufgrund des hohen Wasserbedarfs der Zuckerrohrindustrie.

“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)

Blue Gold © Tony Chirinos
Blue Gold © Tony Chirinos

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