Gulf Oil Spill Awareness Portraits by Julie Dant
These are recent photographs of children and adults covered in chocolate syrup to represent the crude oil that is covering the wildlife and the beaches in the Gulf of Mexico and costing the fishing families their livelihoods. The idea of using the chocolate is not mine. A fine photographer from St. Louis, Katherine Bish came up with the idea and when I saw her wonderful work I decided that many people in my own community might want to help further the awareness of the Oil Spill and it's effects upon the coastal animal life as well as the Gulf residents by coming to me to get voluntarily photographed in a similar manner.
I am donating all profits of any sales of these photographs to a family or families on Grand Isle, Louisiana who's livelihoods have been taken away by this disaster.