Eco crisis in America in the '70s

17 Nov, 2011 | category - Others | 35 photos | 5104 visits

In the late '60s, the rapid development of the U.S. after the war began to seriously affect the environment, and people become agitated. In November 1971 a new Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA) has organized a large-scale documentary photo project called DOCUMERICA, to capture these changes. More than 100 photographers were hired to capture not only the environment, but also take photos of everyday life, which show how we interact with nature, as well as to capture as parts of the United States looked at the moment for history. By 1974, it was done more than 80 000 photos. The National Archives has published 15 thousand of them.

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