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Virginia Hanusik

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Virginia Hanusik is an artist whose projects explore the relationship between landscape, culture, and the built environment. She is based in New Orleans.

Her work has been exhibited internationally—featured in The New Yorker, National Geographic, British Journal of Photography, Domus, Places Journal, The Atlantic, MAS Context, and Oxford American, among others—and supported by the Pulitzer Center, Graham Foundation, and Mellon Foundation.

Hanusik has lectured at Columbia University, Bard College, New York University, and Rutgers University about landscape representation and the visual narrative of climate change. She is on the board of directors for The Water Collaborative of Greater New Orleans, where she coordinates multi-disciplinary projects on the climate crisis.

Her work is examining flooding and the politics of disasters in the Mississippi River watershed. She is a 2020-21 Photography Fellow with Exhibit Columbus.

Virginia Hanusik