Pro Photo Daily - Around the Net | Dept of Ideas: Making Art Developed in Flint's Contaminated Water

By: David Schonauer
Publish Date: March 9, 2018, 6:38 a.m.
Source: Forbes

Over the past several years the news about the tap water in Flint, Michigan, has been getting worse: At first it was contaminated with coliform bacteria. Then the disinfectants were found to be carcinogenic. High levels of lead were detected, sometimes more than the amount found in toxic waste, notes Forbes, which features a unique series addressing the pollution issue from photographer Matthew Brandt: He took analog images of bridges over the river that provided the city with water, then he developed his film in water drawn from his tap. The work is included in the exhibition "Back to the Future" at the FOAM Museum.