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The Hanford Stretch

Artist
Mark Ruwedel
Price
$20.00
Date
1993
Publisher
self published
Format
Artists' Books
Details
Paper
Size
30.5 × 23 cm
Length
32 
Description

The Columbia River, in its nearly 2000 kilometers contains 211 dams, nine nuclear reactors, over 1400 points idientified as radioactively contaminated and only two free-flowing stretches. In the early nineties, photographer Mark Ruwedel honoured the river that carried Lewis and Clark and hosted reactors that have produced 165,000 pounds of weapons-grade plutonium by canoeing and photographing the 83 free-running kilometers of the river known as the Hanford Stretch. Done in the style of a nineteenth-century naturalist’s expedition, this work forms a moving documentation of nature as both decimated and resilient.

  1. The Hanford Stretch
 

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