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Product details

  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Steidl; 01 edition (19 Oct. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3865219241
  • ISBN-13: 978-3865219244
  • Product Dimensions: 30 x 2.3 x 26.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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By Robin TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 12 Dec. 2009
Format: Hardcover
After five years of documenting energy across the country Mitch Epstein is now aware of two American powers: the one he set out to photograph and the other the power of the authorities to question his right to do so, after all he could have been a terrorist with a missile (or tripod with camera). In the short Afterword at the back of the book he reveals his frustration with energy producers who prefer not to have their plants photographed and use local police to enforce corporate instead of Constitutional law. Arrived in Poca, West Virginia, after being questioned by the sheriff and others of FBI man, "You know," he said, "if you were a Muslim, you'd be cuffed and taken in for questioning."

Despite the local aggravation I think the sixty-three photos admirably set out what Epstein wanted to reveal: the look of energy. The scene is set from Plate one: a shot of some back yards with trees, green grass and the hulking cooling towers of the Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia, ever present as a gray background (I thought this was strangely reminiscent photos of a Gregory Crewdson tableau). Plate twenty-seven shows a mangled off-shore oil platform at Dauphine Iceland, Alabama, brought low by Katrina and it looks just stunning. Plate fifteen, a long shot of the Wyodak open-strip coal mine in Wyoming, with huge yellow conveyer belts snaking across gouged out landscape. Plate sixty from Altamont wind farm, set in desert scrub, as a background to four golfers playing their shots on the lush grass of the course.
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I think this is one of the most relevant works in contemporary photography on par with Taryn Simon's "An American Index of
the Hidden and Unfamiliar".

Although the photos have a very personal style, it's a very objective project that doesn't have to rely on pretentious and opaque concepts to justify it's meaning. This project don't have the sense of repetition that many others have, every image is very different from the others but all of them relate to the main theme in a different way.

May be the best photo-book I've bougth this year.
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Wonderful book. Great photographs.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! 24 Aug. 2012
By Geoff - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is excellent. The image quality is very good. The content is relevant and the size is great. It's a good representation of Epstein's photographic voice and one of those I can look through over. I would highly recommend this one!
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5.0 out of 5 stars We have the Power, don't we? 12 Dec. 2009
By Robin - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
After five years of documenting energy across the country Mitch Epstein is now aware of two American powers: the one he set out to photograph and the other the power of the authorities to question his right to do so; after all he could have been a terrorist with a missile (or tripod with camera). In the short Afterword at the back of the book he reveals his frustration with energy producers who prefer not to have their plants photographed and use local police to enforce corporate instead of Constitutional law. In Poca, West Virginia, after being questioned by the sheriff and others an FBI man arrived, "You know," he said, "if you were a Muslim, you'd be cuffed and taken in for questioning."

Despite the local aggravation I think the sixty-three photos admirably set out what Epstein wanted to reveal: the look of energy. The scene is set from Plate one, a shot of some backyards with trees and green grass and the hulking cooling towers of the Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia, ever present as a grey background (I thought this photos was strangely reminiscent of a Gregory Crewdson tableau). Plate twenty-seven shows a mangled off-shore oil platform at Dauphine Island, Alabama, brought low by Katrina and it looks a stunning shot. Plate fifteen, a long shot of the Wyodak open-strip coal mine in Wyoming with huge yellow conveyer belts snaking across gouged out landscape. Plate sixty from Altamont with a wind farm, set in desert scrub, as the background to four golfers playing their shots on the lush grass of the course.

Though many of the excellent photos are of energy being made and the raw materials required to do it they are mixed in with shots of people, who in the context of a photo, are energy connected, for instance Plate sixty-two shows a couple relaxing some yards away from the force of Niagara Falls. I think the strength of the book is this mixing of people doing ordinary things and huge scale of energy producers, most of whose photos are taken as long landscape shots.

The production of the book is excellent as one would expect from Steidl. A lovely matt art paper with a 175 screen brings out the best in Epstein's creativity. Who would have thought that fossil fuels, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, solar and alternative energy could provide such visual power.

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