Image credit: Jane Fulton Alt
When news broke on April 20, 2010 that an explosion had occurred on the Deepwater Horizon drilling platform, artist Jane Fulton Alt was in the hospital, meeting her new grandson for the first time. He had been born the previous day.
But as the fire raged on—and the platform eventually sank—Fulton Alt knew she must find some way to help the effort, even if she couldn't travel to the Gulf. So she decided to drench models in fake oil -- creating the photo series "Crude Awakening" -- with controversial results.