You are invited to help us visualize environmental change on the Eastern Shore. Take a photo that represents climate impacts to you, and submit it with your name, the location where it was taken, and a brief reflection. 

By participating, your photo will become part of a broader effort to document changing communities and environments on Virginia’s Eastern Shore. It will be published online at and may also be selected to be part of a future local public library exhibition. 

Need inspiration? Visit the Snapshot: Climate exhibition on view at the Barrier Islands Center in Machipongo between May 25 and July 25 or explore the special Southern Cultures issue connected to the exhibition. You are also invited to an exhibition opening reception on Thursday, June 13, find more details here.

This project is organized by the Virginia Folklife Program at Virginia Humanities, the Barrier Islands Center, the University of Virginia’s Eastern Shore of Virginia Climate Equity Project and Southern Cultures, a peer-reviewed quarterly of the history and cultures of the U.S. South, published by UNC Press for the Center for the Study of the American South.

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Where was this photo taken?

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As you write your reflection, consider the following questions: What is the main message you want to convey about environmental changes in your community? Why is this aspect or impact important to you? Does this fit into broader patterns in South or beyond?

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