Construction on lower Manhattan’s west side. In the background, the all new World Trade Center
In 1971 a new Agency for Environmental Protection (EPA) organized a large-scale documentary photo project called DOCUMERICA, to capture the rapid development of the U.S. and its effect on the environment. More than 100 photographers were hired to document US landscapes in rural or urban areas and by 1974, they had took more than 80 000 photos. They are nowadays hold at the National Archives.
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