The Immersion Project began with a simple question: Is it safe to swim or be in the Mississippi River? Before entering into the Big River all participants signed a waiver that details the health risks involved in immersing in the sacred waters of our local drinking water source. Even though we were in the river's water for only fifteen minutes we all suffered a variety of health issues from the baptism. The Immersion photographs and Video were taken in the River's waters on Nicollet Island in Minneapolis. Thanks to my fellow Immersers as their courage awakens awareness about our complicated and devastating relationship with the major artery of the upper Midwest’s watershed. The first thumb nail below is a link to the Immersion Video.
The Immersion Project