Solar Energy Boom, New Mexico 1974
Beer can houses may have taken the initial spotlight from New Mexico’s chapter in Documerica, but quite a bit more going on. Those ‘Earthships,’ or at least modernized versions, still exists today. Thanks to State of the Environment entries by Dan Conlin, we can enjoy comparison to David Hiser’s photos of this experimental Taos community. See them side by side.
Solar energy is a hot topic nowadays, but in 1974 Boyd Norton covered New Mexico’s original solar boom. Now, it is your chance to show off what’s happening today.
Share the challenge to those nearby or search for images closer to home. The best matching photos by location or theme will be considered for display in the U.S. National Archives Exhibit: Searching for the Seventies set for Washington D.C. from March through September of 2013.
Entries are accepted through State of the Environment on Flickr. Please note which Documerica image inspired you.
CALL FOR PHOTOS: Solar Energy in New Mexico
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