Portrait photographer and gardener Michael Dantzler links plants and people in his project The Ark.

The piece consists of paired photographs–on one side, images of plants that help prevent erosion in floodplains, and on the other, portraits of people in the community that neighbors turned to for help during the flood–who, like those plants to the ground beneath them, help hold the community together. His piece explores the resiliency of both humans and plants to endure the strong force of water."