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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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Remembering the Pollution of the '70s

US Politics / Liberal : Drudge Retort Weblog (last year)

The Documerica Project, created by the Environmental Protection Agency in 1971, sent 70 photographers to all 50 states to capture how Americans viewed increasing pollution and environmental degregation in their communities. The 22,0... Read Post

Photos of USA in the early 1970s

Odd : 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 ... Read Post

OBlog: The Documerica Project

Arts : Design Observer (last year)

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." Read Post


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