January 5, 2012

Mitch Epstein

Photographer Mitch Epstein won the third annual Prix Pictet, the recently established Geneva-based photo prize for excellence in environmental photography.  The Prix theme in 2011 was “Growth.”  (This year, it’s going to be “Power.”)

"Amos Coal Power Plant, Raymond City, West Virginia, 2004," Mitch Epstein

Epstein’s epic images of energy consumption in the United States are truly breathtaking, in all senses of the word.


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