May Day 2015. Thus begins the last month of my exhibit of Solargraphs at the Maine Museum of Photographic Arts in Portland. I’m going to take this time to reflect back upon my project and the moments I captured onto photographic paper by posting an image a day from the exhibit.
My Solargraph project started here at Indian Pond. Harris Station Dam forms Indian Pond. It is currently owned by Brookfield Renewable Energy. When they purchased the dam systems in Maine they had no idea they were also purchasing campgrounds and were going to have to maintain their contract with the state and federal governments to maintain access to the river and to provide water releases for the scores white water rafting guide operations. For Brookfield Renewable Energy, releasing water is releasing money. And, today more so than ever, money drives the decisions. Not communities or employees or environmental needs. Money.