Virginia Hanusik is a photographer whose work explores the relationship between landscape, culture, and the built environment. Her projects on climate change, landscape adaptation, and environmental justice have been featured in The New Yorker, Domus, Places Journal, NPR, The Atlantic, MAS Context, and Oxford American among others, and supported by the Graham Foundation and Mellon Foundation. Her project “A Receding Coast: The Architecture and Infrastructure of South Louisiana” challenges the visual iconography of the climate crisis and has been exhibited internationally. She has lectured at institutions including Columbia University, Bard College, New York University, and Rutgers University about landscape representation and the visual narratives of climate change, and is a member of the Climate Working Group where she helps coordinate multi-disciplinary projects on the climate crisis with artists and scholars. She received her BA from Bard College and lives in New Orleans.
Liminal Frontier: Climate Adaptation and the American Coast
Essay and photographs by Virginia Hanusik