American Power at Open Eye Gallery is the American photographer Mitch Epstein's first solo show in the UK.

Epstein was awarded the prestigious 2011 Prix Pictet photographic award for this body of work, which examines how energy is produced and used in the American landscape, questioning the power of nature, government and corporations.

A reflection on the American Dream gone awry, the show has its genesis in a small town in Ohio, which Epstein documented in 2003 after compulsory land purchase by the American Electric Power company. He went on to photograph 25 US states over six years, with the results forming a searing depiction of the effects of mass consumption.

Redeye, Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art, Market Buildings, Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, UK
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