The postwar baby boom era ushered in a period of rapid growth and development in South Florida which never stopped, and this growth has unsurprisingly jeopardized the health of the Everglades— subtropical wetlands that make up most of the region. Using the wet plate collodion process in her project "Everglades," photographer Lisa Elmaleh attempts to visually preserve an ecosystem on the brink of collapse. Click here to see Lisa Elmaleh’s project "Everglades."
"The greatest thing a human soul ever does in this world is to see something, and tell what it saw in a plain way. Hundreds of people can talk for one who can think, but thousands can think for one who can see. To see clearly is poetry, prophecy, and religion, — all in one." — John Ruskin