Keith Berr and His “Save the Salt” campaign
February 15, 2018
Ohio-based photographer Keith Berr says his personal projects are as important to him as his commercial work. For the past few years, he’s dedicated his personal work to one project in particular: raising awareness to prevent the destruction of the Bonneville Salt Flats, a historic landmark in Utah. For the past several decades, the Potash mining industry has been removing the salt, driving the salt flat surface down from 7 feet thick to now only inches. The 100,000 acres of the salt flat has shrunk to under 30,000, and the area is now designated as an “area of critical environmental concern” in need of assistance to prevent further destruction by man.
The images that Berr has created for the “Save The Salt” campaign were captured at the Bonneville Salt Flats over several years. They are being used to attract attention from the public to help in funding the work needed to save the landmark. Berr hopes that the salt flats will continue to exist for the next generation of children to enjoy.