Monday, February 08, 2010

Mitch Epstein's American Power

Hoover Dam and Lake Mead, Nevada 2007 from American Power
@ Mitch Epstein/

I recently came across Mitch Epstein’s photographs. The name rang a bell. Epstein was married to film-maker Mira Nair, and had worked on her two films, Salaam Bombay as well as Mississippi Masala as a co-producer, cinematographer and production designer. He is now divorced from Nair, and lives with wife and daughter in New York.

Epstein has several books to his credit. In the context of today’s incident where an explosion in an under construction power plant killed five and injured 12 people in the US, I thought it would be interesting to put up his work on American power plants. He travelled extensively researching the project titled American Power Some India pictures are in Common Practice

Also found Epstein's interview with Bomb Magazine where he talks about his travels while shooting American Power, and a review in New York Times.

Epstein has seven books to his credit, and his pictures are in major museum collections. For more you could check his website

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