The Many Faces of American Power (Slideshow)

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Image credit: Mitch Epstein, American Power

Across the country, billboards are springing up. They feature an image that is arresting—smoke spewing from a coal plant, a massive power plant behind a school, or the hulking industrial frame of an oil refinery—and a simple question written in plain letters. "What is American Power?"

Taken from photographer Mitch Epstein's book American Power, the question is a starting point for a much deeper exploration—and the path it reveals is a complex one.

The Many Faces of American Power (Slideshow)

The Many Faces of American Power (Slideshow)
Across the country, billboards are springing up. They feature an image that is arresting—smoke spewing from a coal plant, a massive power plant behind a school, or the hulking industrial frame of an oil

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