Larry Gibson: 1946 - 2012
Larry Gibson, a West Virginia activist against mountain top removal (MTR) and subject of the AWTT portrait series died yesterday. Read Gibson´s bio here. The quote selected for his AWTT portrait is as follows:
"You could walk through the forest. You could hear the animals. The woods like to talk to you. You could feel a part of Mother Nature. In other words, everywhere you looked there was life. Now you put me on the same ground where I walked, and the only thing you can feel is the vibration of dynamite or heavy machinery. No life, just dust. They're doing the same thing to us they done to the Native Americans."
Read Gibson´s obituary at the Charleston Daily Mail.