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Exhibition Not an Ostrich: & Other Images from America's Library

Jamey Stillings. [Evolution of Ivanpah Solar]. #8502 [construction of Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert, California], October 27, 2012. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (12.00.00)

JAMEY STILLINGS. “#8502, lvanpah Solar Plant.” California, 2012

Jamey Stillings documented the building of the lvanpah Solar Plant from before construction through completion. “I am looking,” he wrote, “from the air at a specific landscape in the Mojave that has changed radically over three years with construction, time of year, and the specifics of each day.” He hopes that, beyond their aesthetic appeal, the pictures will lead to questions and interest that transform viewer’s understanding about the nature of solar energy and its potential to encourage more careful choices about use of the Earth’s land and resources.