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“Taking Power” Photo Exhibit & Gala
May 6, 2014 @ 5:00 pm - May 30, 2014 @ 8:00 pm
On May 6, 1979 almost 100,000 people marched on Washington DC, calling for an end of nuclear power and promoting renewables. Some of you were there to hear Joni Mitchell sing “paved paradise and put up a nuclear hot spot.”
Since that time, not one new reactor generated power & waste in the US! To celebrate, join us at the opening reception of “TAKING POWER” photo exhibit at the Green Fields Market, Main Street, Greenfield MA on Tuesday May 6 from 5:00 to 7:00pm.
Forty years of anti-nuclear protests beautifully captured in photographs by Lionel Delevingne, David Shaw and Cate Woolner will be shown through May 30.
We had a fabulous opening for the exhibit last September, soon after Vermont Yankee’s closure announcement. On May 6th we mark not only the anniversary of a successful anti-nuclear protest but the death spiral of the nuclear industry in the US.
About the photographers:
Lionel Delevingne, a French photojournalist, 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 here are excerpts from an upcoming book commemorating the struggle against nuclear power from Vernon, Vermont to Fukushima, due for release in 2014.
David Shaw is a photojournalist from Dummerston, VT. Shaw worked in the film industry as a cinematographer for over 20 years. 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 many New England newspapers.
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 bringing her camera to rallies and protests, and her images have found their way into newspapers, web sites, and the Syracuse Cultural Workers Calendar.