Environmental Activism in Chicago and Beyond

This print viewing features works by artists using photography to bring awareness to local and global environmental issues.

Many works included in this set were featured in the 2016 MoCP exhibition, "Petcoke:Tracing Dirty Energy," which was a response to the environmental and public health impact of petcoke, a dust-like waste product containing carbon, toxic heavy metals, and other dangerous compounds resulting from oil refining processes in the Chicago region and beyond.

This selection of works is meant to enable discussions on ways in which an artist's creative practice can be a form of activism, as well as larger conversations about environmental justice and environmental racism.

Museum of Contemporary Photography

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