Philly Photographer Zoe Strauss Sends Us Some Disturbing Oil Spill Pictures

We reported in the beginning of July that Philly’s unofficial photography laureate, Zoe Strauss, was raising some cash to get to the Gulf of Mexico. Her goal? To document the aftermath of BP’s oil spill, which was the result of an explosion on an oil-drilling rig off the southeast Louisiana coast 101 days ago.

What follows are some disturbing images of our southern waters. “Can you believe how fucking horrible this is?” Strauss says in an email to PhillyNow. You can look through her complete photo gallery here.

Oiled waters in Waveland, Miss.

Oiled waters in Waveland, Miss.

Oil on the beach.

Oil on the beach.

Dead puffer fish.

Dead puffer fish.

Oiled haz-mat shoes.

Oiled haz-mat shoes.

Workers pick up a giant piece of oil in Waveland, Miss.

Workers pick up a giant piece of oil in Waveland, Miss.

oilspill6

From some very, very angry citizens.

oilspill15

Clean it up.

Oil on the beach.

Oil on the beach.

Leave a Reply

Follow PW

Got a news tip?

If you see something interesting, odd, funny or, of course, illegal, let us know by emailing tips@philadelphiaweekly.com