Saturday, October 03, 2009

Energy photos

Some sensational (IMHO) photos in todays Guardian of various power plants by Mitch Epstein.
In Britain, this might be regarded as somewhat cranky though pretty harmless, but in the mass paranoia of the post-9/11 Bush era, Epstein's journey became the act of an enemy of the state.
He was regularly stopped, searched, followed, run out of town, shouted at and interrogated by state police and the FBI. Simple pictures of electrical power production in the everyday landscape of middle America became an exploration of political and corporate power, a portrait of the American landscape and people defined by an energy-dependent consumer lifestyle.
We were lucky last week in our tour of Welsh power plants! His book is available here with some more photos.

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