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Art in Action photos of energy generation politically transforming: Mitch Epstein's photographs

“I mean, I’m not much of an environmentalist,” he said. “But as I worked and traveled, I came away troubled by the implications of what I was seeing and what happened to me.”

What he saw — during the first and second administrations of George W. Bush, years deep in the shadows of 9/11 — was a country that could be both largely ignorant of the immense environmental and political costs of its energy consumption and profoundly suspicious of anyone paying too much attention to the sources of that energy.

link to NYTs article

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/10/arts/design/10epstein.html?th&emc=th

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Comment by David MacLeod on October 11, 2009 at 8:14pm
Frank,

Thanks for posting this. Very interesting
“I have tried to convey in these pictures,” Mr. Epstein said, “the beauty and terror of early-21st-century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible future.”

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