Harlan Levey, the founder of the No New Enemies network and Harlan Levey Projects, and creative director of Modart, has been asked to curate a selection of photographers for Bite! Magazine. The third photographer on Bite! is Zoe Strauss and her On The Beach series.
On The Beach documents the fallout (literally and figuratively) of the BP Gulf oil disaster in affected coastal states. Zoe Strauss (1970) lives and works in Philadelphia, USA.
Zoe Strauss over On The Beach: ”I think it’s an important thing to document; BP has effectively tried to prevent journalists from documenting a lot of the oil spill. My interest is not necessarily in the documentation of cleanup, but in the kind of longer-range anxiety that will result from what’s a long-term environmental disaster. The title for the project, On the Beach, is taken from a 1950s post apocalyptic novel written by Nevil Shute.”