Constanze Flamme of Berlin, Germany gives us a European view of the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon spill with her series Troubled Waters. Flamme documents the daily lives of the residents of New Orleans and surrounding parishes, and initially one gets a sense of the normalcy that has returned. However, with a second look the work begins to take on a more sinister feel. It is concerned with the impact of the spill on the local residents as well as the enormous changes happening in the region. Flamme works in a series of contrasts; her images oscillate between day and night, between New Orleans and the surrounding bayous and coastline, and finally between celebration and disaster.
Constanze Flamme was born 1981 in Husum, Germany. She studied Communication Design in Potsdam and photography in Amsterdam and received travel and project grants from Academy of Arts, Berlin (2011) and VG Bild-Kunst (2012). More of her work can be seen here www.constanzeflamme.de