Monday, 19 November 2012

Richard Misrach

Although P introduced me to Richard Misrach a few years ago he's been a slow burner for me, with some work I really liked (some images from the Desert Cantos, particularly those of Salton Sea) and ones I wasn't so keen on (Destroy This Memory).  However, I am really pleased to see that he has revisited the Cancer Alley images and has just released a book called Petrochemical America.

The book is being seen as a culmination and publication of the project which began over 10 years ago and highlights the environmental and ecological degradation of an area of the Mississippi river, between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, known as Cancer Alley.  The images are both beautiful and frightening at the same time:








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