The Joseph Carmine de Jessa Memorial Bridge over the Passaic River connects the towns of Lyndhurst and Nutley, New Jersey. The bridge is named after a 19 year old US Marine who died from a mortar attack while deployed as a rifleman in Quang Tri, Vietnam, 1967. The bridge spans a part of the river contaminated with dioxin from Vietnam War era Agent Orange production. During the 1960’s the Diamond Alkali Co. plant in Newark, NJ, produced Agent Orange for the US military and then dumped the surplus into the Passaic River where it settled into the riverbed stretching from Newark to Lyndhurst. The dioxin contaminated the fish and contributes to the River’s designation as a superfund site. Clean up of the dioxin and other pollutants are estimated at well over $1 billion. The bridge is in a state of disrepair and slated for eventual replacement.
The University has organized the following programs in support of the exhibition.
• Tuesday, 25 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The Science of Shale Gas: Geology, Seismology and Environmental Impacts. Dr. Ray Beiersdorfer, Professor of Geology, Youngstown State University
• Wednesday, 26 March, 7-9 p.m. | Moser 2000 | TITLE: The science of shale gas: The latest evidence on leaky wells, methane emissions, and implications for policy. | Dr. Anthony R. Ingraffea, Ph.D., P.E., Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Cornell University
• Thursday, 27 March, 5-9 p.m. | Gallery Talk / Gallery Reception | Bliss Hall 2300 | RECEPTION/GALLERY TALK: Brian Cohen, Photographer and Project Director of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.
• Friday, 28 March, 4-5:30 p.m. | McDonough Museum Lecture Hall | SCREENING: Triple Divide (film with Mark Ruffalo, Melissa Troutman).
CONTACT: Professor Stephen Chalmers | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join me November 14 at the Brooklyn Museum, along with photographer Ron Haviv, for a StoryCorps event in conjunction with the exhibition War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath
200 Eastern Pkwy,
New York, NY 11238
I’ll be exhibiting work from a variety of projects at seven venues in the USA and Europe in September 2013.
Opening September 1
Photos and a new video from the series: Hedge
At the Noorderlicht festival as part of “To Have and Have Not”
Groningen, The Netherlands
Opening September 6, 2013
Nine large photographs from the series: Megachurches
At the Zacheta National Gallery of Art as part of “In God We Trust”
Opening September 14, 2013
Photographs from the series: Marine Wedding
At the Addison Gallery of Art as part of “The Kids are All Right”
Andover, MA, USA
Opening September 19, 2013
Container exhibition from the series: Fractured the Shale Play
At the Photoville 2013 Festival
Brooklyn, New York, USA
Thru September 27, 2013
Images from "Fractured:the Shale Play" – the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project
At the Handwerker Gallery
Ithaca, New York, USA
Thru September 29, 2013
The Marine Wedding portrait as part of the "War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath"
At the Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington DC, USA
On this upcoming veterans day, images from Purple Hearts and Marine Wedding will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston Exhibition titled: War/Photography:Images of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath opening November 11. If you are in Houston, please drop by and say hello. Many of the participating photographers will be present.