Richard Misrach, Hazardous Waste Containment Site, Dow Chemical Corp, 1998

Richard Misrach’s photograph of a hazardous waste containment site on the Mississippi River is included in his book, Petrochemical America, published in 2012 together with landscape architect Kate Orff’s ecological atlas of maps and drawings of an area known as “Cancer Alley.”

Listen as Middlebury College student Danielle Weindling describes the project, and scroll down for Middlebury student Scott Waller’s musical interpretation.

Richard Misrach (1949 – ), Hazardous Waste Containment Site, Dow Chemical Corp, 1998, 1998/2001, chromogenic print. Middlebury College Museum of Art. Purchase with funds provided by the Contemporary Photography, Film, and Video Acquisition Fund, 2004.026.