People, Places, Power: Reframing the American Landscape - show and lecture in NC

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On January 14th at 7pm, Mitch Epstein and Susan Bell will speak about their not-for-profit project "What is American Power?", a new billboard and website campaign launched in the spring of 2010 that encourages responsible energy production and consumption. The lecture is presented in conjunction with the opening exhibition "People, Places, Power: Reframing the American Landscape," which is open January 14 through February 25, 2011. Davidson College in North Carolina presents the exhibition, which "focuses on the complex interplay between personal, social, political, and economic forces in rural and urban America. Among the various themes within the exhibition, attention will be focused on the necessary yet uneasy relationship that exists between power utilities and the public they serve. This topic is important to the town of Davidson–in which Davidson College is located–because it borders Lake Norman, a man-made lake created by the Cowans Ford Dam. The hydroelectric facility is owned and operated by Duke Energy, a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Charlotte, just twenty miles south of Davidson. Several other hydroelectric, nuclear, and coal burning facilities are located in communities surrounding the city." The exhibition will feature works by contemporary photographers including Mitch Epstein, Victoria Sambunaris, David Hilliard, Andrew Moore, Ryan McGinley, Lisa Kereszi, David Maisel, and others. The galleries are open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Davidson College, Davidson, NC (near Charlotte) 209 Ridge Rd Davidson NC info:

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Lisa Kereszi