About the Book
A collection of Julie Dermansky's photographs shot during 2010- 2011, presented in an exhibition at Rutgers University's Paul Robeson Gallery in Newark,NJ, January 26, 2012- July 25th, 2012
Dermansky's work deals with social, environmental, and politic change. in the book are images from the BP oil spill and its aftermath, the earthquake and cholera epidemic in Haiti, the blight in New Orleans years after Hurricane Katrina, the fall of Mubarak, drought in Texas, tornadoes in Alabama, and the Occupy Wall Street movement.
Her work tells stories through cultural symbols capturing humanity at its most vulnerable, exposed and uncensored.sheI hunts for archetypes in the landscape and finds hints of the apocalypse in the world around her. She juxtaposes the mundane with the extraordinary, using photography as her voice, telling stories by means of visual statements.
To see more of her work visit her website at www.jsdart.com
Julie Dermansky (b. 1966, New York City) is a transdisciplinary artist whose work is focused on documenting society’s impact on the natural world and social injustice. Her work raises awareness of environmental issues, and draws a connection between social injustice and climate change. She has documented the aftermath of earthquakes and storms, the military-industrial complex in Iraq, and the expansion of the industrial landscape across the country, uncovering information overlooked by the mainstream media. Dermansky is an affiliate scholar at the Rutgers University Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. Her photographs have been published internationally, and her reports are published by The Atlantic, Al Jazeera, The Guardian, Truthout, and the Desmog Blog, among others. Her series "Fracking in the USA" was screened at the 2015 Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan’s International Festival of Photojournalism.