“Action is the Antidote to Despair”

A photographer bears witness to the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Photos and audio by Kris Krug.

Eleven weeks into the oil disaster that is devastating the Gulf Coast, hope can be hard to find. For photographer Kris Krug, capturing the horrifying impact of our dependence on oil is "my chance to take a little bit of my power back." To those who feel emotionally overwhelmed by the disaster, Krug advises: "Do something. Action is the antidote to that despair you're feeling."