Monday 22 March 2010

Mitch Epstein: American Power

1000 Words is offering its readers discounted copies of the fabulous book American Power by Mitch Epstein, courtesy of Steidl. To order your copy please contact tim(at)1000wordsmag(dot)com.

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Mitch Epstein
American Power


All images © Mitch Epstein

In American Power, Mitch Epstein investigates notions of power, both electrical and political. His focus is on energy – how it gets made, how it gets used, and the ramifications of both. From 2003 to 2008, he photographed at and around sites where fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind, and solar power are produced in the United States. The resulting photographs contain Epstein’s signature complex wit, surprising detail, and formal rigour. These pictures illuminate the intersection between American society and American landscape. Here is a portrait of early 21st century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible future. In an accompanying essay, Epstein discusses his method, and how making these photographs led him to think harder about the artist’s role in a country teetering between collapse and transformation.

Special price for 1000 Words readers: £38.00
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Book design by Black River Production, McCall Associates, Gerhard Steidl
144 pages, 64 colour plates
29.5 cm x 26.5 cm
Clothbound hardcover with dustjacket
ISBN: 978-3-86521-924-4