On Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 2:00pm, Greenpeace will host a special discussion for Greenpeace members, supporter and friends to further explore the exhibition, Greenpeace’s work to combat the threat posed by continued reliance on fossil fuels, and the dynamic intersection between images and activism.
Coinciding with the three-year anniversary of the disaster, SPILL features images from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon blowout in the Gulf of Mexico. It was April 20, 2010 when the BP Deepwater Horizon, a drilling platform 40 miles southeast of the Louisiana coast, exploded and caught fire, killing 11 men and injuring 16 others. Two days later, the rig sank, rupturing the riser pipe from the wellhead and triggering one of the greatest environmental disasters in U.S. history. Daniel Beltra spent 40 days documenting the spill, using his strong sense of color and composition to create a visually compelling series about the man-made disaster.