Tate Shaw's The Ground started with photographs made between 2010 and 2012 in a geothermal area of Iceland and at hydrofracking and former coal mining sites in Pennsylvania. The photographs were printed with an inkjet printer on heavy printmaking paper and then water was applied to wash out areas of the ink. The resulting images are interwoven with a personal essay where Tate recounts a period when he lived in a pastoral part of Pennsylvania now inundated by the natural gas industry. This essay book is about personal and historical failures to access the ground--both literally and metaphorically--as a source of energy and grasp its power.

 
The Ground The Ground by Tate Shaw


 

 

full color, soft cover, 124 pages with 2 gatefolds, 12" x 8"
PBB01312, ISBN: 978-0-9831231-1-8

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