DOCUMERICA - Erik Calonius
For the DOCUMERICA Project (1971-1977), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hired freelance photographers to capture images relating to environmental problems, EPA activities, and everyday life in the 1970s.

Erik Calonius began his time with DOCUMERICA as an intern working closely with project director Gifford D. Hampshire. In addition to his work on several DOCUMERICA exhibits, Calonius also had photography assignments in Washington, D.C., New York City and in rural Ohio. In those places, he captured images of the impacts of noise and water pollution, urban blight in large cities, and the ravages of strip mining on the American countryside.
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