dangerous waters, 2013-2016


Dangerous Waters investigates the landscapes and contemporary social impact of the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) hydroelectric program. These photographs explore the tenuous balance between landscapes designed for hydroelectric generation and public recreation. While these dams have become symbols of social and economic prosperity, they also remain visual reminders of loss, population removal, and eminent domain. 

This series has been collected into the book Dangerous Waters: A Photo Essay on the Tennessee Valley Authority by University of Tennessee Press. The hardcover book contains 70 full-color images, including the 56 seen here, and introductory text by the photographer.