Thursday, November 16, 2006
From Appalachia to Midtown Manhattan
Some of you will remember this post from a couple of weeks ago. I was walking down 6th Avenue in midtown Manhattan and I saw this huge 12 foot photo in the window of the International Center of Photography. When I saw it I said "Good grief, that looks like it could be Poca, WV". I walked up to the window and read the label down in the corner "John Amos Power Plant, Raymond, WV". Raymond City is a little neighborhood next to the town of Poca. The photo is by Mitch Epstein from a series on power generation. Well, this morning I happened to be working at an office which is just about 2 miles from the site, so on the way home I drove by there to see if I could find where the photo was taken. After a few minutes, I found it. I was hoping to see some people around so I could ask them what they thought about the photo in New York but not a soul was around.
UPDATE: Greetings Surber readers. Click here for more photographs.