"Crude Awakening" was my response to the 2010 Horizon Deepwater BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. I learned via Facebook that my colleagues living in Louisiana were being denied access to the spill so I decided to create photographs on the shores of Lake Michigan. As the degradation of our environment continues, I am appalled by the influence of dark money and man’s unsatiable greed.
Jane Fulton Alt began exploring the visual arts while pursuing her career as a clinical social worker. She received her B. A. from the University of Michigan and her M. A. from the University of Chicago. She is living and working on the shores of Lake Michigan in Evanston, Illinois, and in close proximity to the Mississippi River in New Orleans. Alt is a three time winner of Photolucida’s Critical Mass for her Katrina and Burn portfolios. She has authored Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward, The Burn, and her Crude Awakening portfolio was printed in multiple publications worldwide. Alt has exhibited nationally and internationally and her work can be found in many permanent collections.