This Picture Was Taken In The Oilfields Of Texas During The Year Of 1919; Over 50 Years Before I Was Even Born. It Is the Year Of 2013 And I Am Feeling The Shoes Of The Men In This Picture. Support Your Oilfield Workers!
Bernd & Hilla Becher - The German artists Bernd and Hilla Becher, who began working together in 1959 and married in 1961, are best known for their "typologies"—grids of black-and-white photographs of variant examples of a single type of industrial structure. To create these works, the artists traveled to large mines and steel mills, and systematically photographed the major structures
Hurricane Katrina pointed out some serious topics involving racism. A major was the lack of concern for those living in high poverty areas. A perfect example would be the existence of 136 petrochemical plants (like the one pictured) in an 85-mile stretch from New Orleans to Baton Rouge. It has been appropriately deemed "Cancer Alley" by locals.