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Puerto Rico, Then & Now

2013 May 20

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Then: “Palo Seco Electric Power Plant Across the Bay from San Juan, Puerto Rico,” February, 1973 photo by John Vachon for Documerica.

Now: “Palo Seco Power Plant, San Juan, PR,” December, 2012 J. Maldonado for State of the Environment.

DOCUMERICA reminds us where we once were. State of the Environment is your chance to to answer: are we better off?

Since Earth Day 2011, it has been up to you to submit photos that show our environment and quality of life. How is it, in front of your eyes?

Our environmental problems may be less obvious today, than decades ago. Some we have even overcome. Yet, new challenges await our action. What can your camera – or smartphone – show for the State of our Environment now?

This public documentary is the only time that DOCUMERICA has been revisited in the last four decades. Now, it is about your view of our world. No scene is too ordinary, no view too small. Share what you see with State of the Environment on Flickr.

This project is collecting current photo contributions from around the world through the end of 2013.

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