- Videographer/Photographer – shot a large portion of the video used in the final piece
- Reporter – found and interviewed subjects on the ground in Louisiana; embedded with another journalist for about three weeks.
- WashingtonPost.com as of 7/27/2010
- The Los Angeles Times Framework blog on 8/10/2010
- NPR’s Picture Show on 8/23/2010
Venice, La., is facing extinction. The small fishing community, located just 50 miles away from the Deepwater Horizon disaster, is in jeopardy, as the BP oil spill has put the livelihood of the residents in danger. The people of Venice are now left with a difficult choice. Do they stay and risk their health for the sake of their history and culture? Or do they give up their jobs, their community and their heritage in an effort to flee the lasting effects of the oil spill?
Camera and Sound by Jessey Dearing and Lauren Frohne
Additional footage by Elena Rue
Edited by Jessey Dearing
Graphics by Amanda Loy
Interviews by Jessey Dearing and Lauren Frohne