Dangerous Waters investigates the landscapes and contemporary social impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) hydroelectric program. These photographs explore the tenuous balance between landscapes designed for hydroelectric generation and public recreation. While these dams have become symbols of social and economic prosperity, they also remain visual reminders of loss, population removal, and eminent domain. The ecological and personal sacrifices are privately internalized and the social benefits publicly celebrated.
Over eight decades since its
founding by the United States Congress, the social presence of TVA is one of
reassurance: employment and opportunity, people before profit, technology as
benevolent, and affordable and abundant electricity. The accompanying
recreational land is a civic contract to the descendants of those families that
were relocated and to the memory of inundated ancestral land.
Limited Edition prints are available in three sizes
Edition of 25: 10.25 x 15.75 inches
Edition of 12: 16.5 x 25 inches
Edition of 5: 21 x 32 inches