Disaster in California. Working with award winning photographer, George Steinmetz, we created an interactive digital piece for Vogue that highlighted a dramatic angle on the 2015 drought and the critical role water plays in California.
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George SteinmetzAbby Aguirre
Straw bales guard the lake bed from sand dunes.
The Los Angeles Aqueduct, nearly empty.
Left: Shaded benches for bird-watchers on Owens Lake. Right: Architectural landscaping on the lake bed.
Crop circles near the Owens River.
Left: Mulholland’s original Los Angeles Aqueduct, north of Mojave. Right: Salt grass on the lake bed.
A tilled plain on the lake bed.
Bacteria turns the brine pool red.
Flooded bird habitat on Owens Lake.
Deep tillage near Keeler quells dust on the lake bed.
Crimson salt flats on Owens Lake.
Completed in partnership with the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power.