2020 - Ongoing
Even before America was founded, civilizations have been heavily impacted by the Mississippi River and its surrounding landscape. As the climate continues to change, everyone and everything connected to the river is adapting at an unparalleled rate.
These changes have been devastating to ecosystems, farmers, industries and communities based near the river, many of them in rural locations. “Modifying on the Mississippi” visualizes the constant state of fluctuation found along the lower Mississippi River, from St. Louis heading south.
This project shines light on these overlooked stories of change.. The project will pay extra attention to rural locations where media resources are sparse. Being based in the remote Mississippi Delta, I strongly advocate for stories from rural America. This work serves an educational purpose, enlightening viewers at the significance of the river, and the many ways our country depends on it.