Bud Light Trash
When I began seeing the large amount of Bud Light trash as I journeyed around the Land of Enchantment my mission statement was:
“Everywhere I go in this great state of New Mexico I encounter an Anheuser-Busch product. So I decided to do a bit of photo journalism on the discarded containers of Bud Light. Seems to be the most popular trash in New Mexico.”
My goal was simply to bring awareness to an ever increasing problem.
Now it’s evident that the Rio Grande is being hit on all fronts. Not only do I see the increasing amount of litter left on it’s banks, tossed into the river or thrown out a window of a moving car, I now realize it’s a river “with no rights“.
My obsession with the #budlighttrash I encounter now seems somewhat trivial after reading “The Rio Grande is Dying. Does Anyone Care“. This summer it was only a trickle as it crossed the Colorado border into New Mexico. Rumor has it, there are 22 miles of dry river bed south of Albuquerque.
Another great read is one by Steven Richard Miller titled “The River Has No Right to Water“.
Now for a few images of what I’ve found.
Below you’ll find an image from my online store that has been purchased by an unknown admirer as a fine art print which I now suppose is hanging on their wall.
A New Mexico based free roaming, award winning, internationally published, digital photographer, always on the qui vive for what Nature and humans provide.
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