Federal Court, Sept 11. 2012 by Cate Woolner
“Taking Power: Photographs from the Movement to Shut Down Vermont Yankee” will be opening from 5:30-8:00pm at the Gallery Walk on September 6. The show will take place at the Elliot Street Cafe for September and October. Three outstanding photographers’ work will be represented.
Cate Woolner of Northfield, MA, is a landscape and social commentary photographer. She makes photographs to document or comment on contemporary issues of social, economic, and environmental justice/injustice and the power of community. Cate has been involved in shutting down nukes since 1976. She began brining her camera to rallies and protests, and her images have found their way into newspapers, web sites, and the Syracuse Cultural Workers Calendar.
Lionel Delevingne photograph
Born and raised in France, the photojournalist Lionel Delevingne settled in the United States in 1975. He is a prolific photographer of American social movements, having covered the early years of the antinuclear movement for the Valley Advocate. His work has been exhibited in the New York Times, Le Figaro, Mother Jones, and many other periodicals. The photographs shown are excerptsfrom an upcoming book, “What Will it Take?” commemorating the struggle against nuclear power from Vernon, Vermont to Fukushima, due for release in Spring, 2014.
David Shaw is a photojournalist from Dummerston, VT. Shaw worked in the film industry as a cinematographer for over 20years. For the past 10 years, he has been documenting Vermont’s grassroots efforts to close the aging Vermont Yankee. Shaw’s interest in this subject is personal: he is co-founder of the non-profit Earth Sweet Home, and organization that promotes sustainable design and ecological architecture. Shaw’s photographs have been seen in Vermont newspapers including the Reformer, the Commons, and Seven Days.
The photographers will be at the opening, as will folks from the Safe and Green committee, who are presenting this event. Refreshments will be served.