Oil Country


Oil Country is a project that explores the numerous refinery towns along the Texas Gulf Coast and the people and communities within them.This project uses the medium of photography as a geographic research tool to provide an illustration of place. These towns, which are some of the most heavily polluted areas in the United States, struggle to deal with the environmental and health impacts of the refineries while supporting the industry that economically provides for them. These images provide a window into these towns and the reality their people face today.