Thursday, April 18, 2013


Contaminated water in a drainage ditch behind Pittsburgh Glass Co., Louisiana, 1972.

Smoking marijuana near Leakey, Texas.
Were you aware of the Documerica project? The EPA sent photographers across America in the early to mid-seventies to photograph the environment and the pollution (and WOW the pollution) and the people affected by it. The results are beautiful and evocative and colourful and make me glad I didn’t grow up with firey polluted lakes and rivers and sad I don’t get to smoke with impunity and wear some of those stellar styles. There is an exhibit at the National Archives  and I’m dying to go.

Harvesting wheat in the Palo Verde Valley, Calif., May 1972. 



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