Amir Levy is an Israeli/American photojournalist currently based in Israel. Amir's personal work focuses on social and environmental struggles and exploring communities narratives where people are impacted by the industrial...
A group of fishermen and women who live on the island of Isle de Jean Charles, casting nets into the water near the Island Road at the beginning of the Island. The only way to reach the island by land is through a 2 mile long, narrow road. The road is often flooded when there are strong southern winds and high tides cutting off the entire community.
Juliette Brunet,14 ,her brother Howard,15 (R) and their cousin Reggie Parfait,13, cleaning the red and drum fish they caught earlier near the Island Road. Chris, their uncle, who is raising the siblings says the kids are fishing, cleaning and cooking while his hands remain clean.
Juliette Brunet,14 ,her brother Howard,15 (c) and their cousin Reggie Parfait,13, cleaning the red and drum fish they caught earlier near the Island Road. Chris, their uncle, who is raising the siblings says the kids are fishing, cleaning and cooking while his hands remain clean.
Mel Guidry, born and raised in Pointe aux Chene, says things don't look the same as they did when he was a kid. They used to play behind the house when it was land but now he says, you can only swim there.
In the front line of Louisiana coastal erosion struggle, a native American community who fished , hunt , trapped and farmed the land for decades is now facing the loss of it's lands. The loss caused due to a combination of rising sea levels, oil exploration and devastating hurricanes. In the 1950's there were more than 80 families on Isle de Jean Charles but today there are only 20-30 families left. "things don't look the same like they did when I was a kid. We used to play behind the house, it was all land . but know we can only swim there". says Mel Guidery born and raised in Pointe Aux Chenne while standing on a levee that protects his property from flooding.