January 15, 2015 – March 15, 2015 – “Petrochemical America” Exhibition @ Gallery 360


In Gallery 360 from January 15 – March 15 we will host Petrochemical
America, an exhibition that represents a unique collaboration between
photographer Richard Misrach and landscape architect Kate Orff. The
exhibition brings into focus the industrialized landscape of the
Mississippi River Corridor that stretches from Baton Rouge to New
Orleans—a place that first garnered attention as “Cancer Alley”
because of unusually high reports of cancer and other diseases in the
area. Ultimately, this collaboration offers an expansion of both
disciplines and a richly researched and concretely visualized study of
the petrochemical industry and American culture. The exhibition
reveals traces of their collaborative process and features Misrach’s
haunting photographs of the region and Orff’s Ecological Atlas, and
information visualization of complex data gathered in this region.

This exhibition would be of interest to those teaching photography,
information visualization, landscape architecture, design,
environmental justice, visual storytelling, environmental studies,
environmental communication, and urban design. Gallery tours for
classes can be organized.

January 15, 2015 – March 15, 2015

Northeastern University

Gallery 360

“Petrochemical America”

Richard Misrach and Kate Orff