Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest 2021

Jasmine Swope’s black-and-white photography deftly captures the beautiful, otherworldly essence of California’s marine parks and our 1,100 mile long coastline.

California made history with the creation of the nation’s first statewide system of ocean parks − a network of 124 Marine Protected Areas (MPAs) stretching from Oregon to the Mexico border. Like national parks on land, MPAs are magnificent in beauty and wildness while providing protection for wildlife, solutions to climate change, and recreational resources for all.

Soon after the system was established, LA-based photographer Jasmine Swope set out to capture the essence of the marine parks. Her quest took her up and down California’s long coastline. The result is Our Ocean’s Edge, a photographic documentary project that celebrates these fragile seascapes, from Southern to Northern California, while increasing awareness about their natural benefits and promoting ecological conservation.

Jasmine Swope
Our Ocean’s Edge
October 11, 2020 – January 10, 2021

Laguna Art Museum
307 Cliff Drive
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
lagunaartmuseum.org

Cambria State Marine Park and Conservation Area 2013

Cambria State Marine Park and Conservation Area 2013 © Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area 2013

Reading Rock State Marine Conservation Area 2013 © Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

Point St George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area 2013

Point St George Reef Offshore State Marine Conservation Area 2013 © Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

La Jolla Cove, Matlajuayal State Marine Reserve 2014

La Jolla Cove, Matlajuayal State Marine Reserve 2014 © Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge

Point Dume State Marine Conservation Area 2011

Point Dume State Marine Conservation Area 2011 © Jasmine Swope: Our Ocean’s Edge


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MonoVisions Black & White Photo Contest 2021