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Photographers revisit sites of EPA's 'Documerica' project to see how things have changed over 40 years

Forty years after the Environmental Protection Agency sent an army of nearly 100 photographers across the country to capture images at the dawn of environmental regulation, The Associated Press went back for Earth Day this year to see how things have changed. It is something the …
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Documerica

Arts / Graphic Design : The Fox Is Black (5 years ago)

Between 1971 and 1977, the Environmental Protection Agency payed freelance photographers $150 dollars a day to document, in a very broad sense, the environment. Now, after almost forty years, thousands of the photographs are availab...

EPA Crowdsourcing Update of Environmental Pictures Archive

Issues & Causes / Environmentalism : Sustainablog (4 years ago)

Until a few days ago, I’d never heard of the DOCUMERICA project, an effort by the EPA in the 1970s to “capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life.” Beginning in 1972, the agency hired numero...

National Archives: Searching for the Seventies

Arts / Photography : The Boston Globe: The Big Picture (2 years ago)

?Searching for the Seventies? takes a new look at the 1970s using remarkable color photographs taken for a Federal photography project called Project DOCUMERICA (1971-1977). Created by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), DOCU...

Photos of USA in the early 1970s

Humor : Boing Boing (3 years ago)

The Atlantic reports on DOCUMERICA, an early 1970s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) photo documentary project. More than 100 photographers were hired not only to document specific environmental issues, but to capture images of ...

OBlog: The Documerica Project

Arts : Design Observer (2 years ago)

DOCUMERICA was a program sponsored by the Environmental Protection Agency from 1972-1977 in order to "capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities and everyday life in the 1970s."

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