Epstein's latest project tackles one of the most loaded issues on the nation's agenda: what and who powers America? Between 2003 and 2008, prompted by the evacuation of an environmentally contaminated Ohio town, Epstein traveled the United States to document the country's energy "hot spots," where fossil fuel, nuclear, hydroelectric, wind and solar power are produced, encountering further contaminations, Homeland Security obstacles, corporate invincibility and the occasional token of hope. American Power is Epstein's portrait of early twenty-first-century America, as it clings to past comforts and gropes for a more sensible and sustainable future.LIST OF RELATED EVENTS AND BOOK SIGNINGS
LACMA, Los Angeles. Lecture and book signing. Saturday, October 10, 2009, 2pm.
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena. Lecture and Book Signing. Wednesday, October 14, 2009. 7pm.
Photo Alliance at the San Francisco Art Institute. Lecture and Book Signing. Friday, October 16, 2009, 7:30pm.
The Strand, New York. Book Signing and Discussion. Thursday, October 22, 2009. 7-8pm. Pre-order signed copies here.
New York Studio School. In Conversation: Mitch Epstein and Michael Fried. Mitch Epstein in conversation with Johns Hopkins University Professor of Humanities and author of Why Photography Matters as Art as Never Before (Yale University Press, 2008). Wednesday, November 4, 2009, 6:30pm.
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center. Lecture and Book Signing. Thursday, November 5, 2009, 7pm.
The Photographer's Gallery, London. Mitch Epstein in Conversation with David Chandler. Friday, November 13, 2009. TBA
Paris Photo. Book Signing presented by Steidl, booth E30. Thursday 19th November, 4-6pm.
The C.V. Starr Center for the American Experience at Washington College, Chestertown, MD. Book Signing. Tuesday, February 9, 2010. 7:30pm.