The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

CompanyJamey Stillings Photography, Inc.
PhotographerJamey Stillings
Prize1st Place in Book
Entry Description

In this book by Steidl, published in late 2015, Jamey Stillings synthesizes his environmental interests with a long-held fascination for the intersections of nature and human activity. In October 2010, before construction commenced, Stillings began a three-and-a-half year aerial exploration over what has become the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in the Mojave Desert of California. From the stark terrain of the pre-construction landscape to the angular forms of the completed solar plant with the capacity to produce 392 megawatts of electricity on 14 square kilometers of public land, Stillings explores transformative interactions between raw natural forms and the project’s precise geometric lines. Publisher: Steidl Designer: David Chickey Text: Robert Redford, Anne Wilkes Tucker, Bruce Barcott, Jamey Stillings

About Photographer

My work spans fine art, documentary and commissioned projects. Increasingly, I seek projects that provide the occasion to study a subject in depth. This might be realized by documenting the evolution of a subject over a period of years or by recording the intensity of a single day. Within a diverse range of photographic interests, I continue to broaden my look at issues of sustainability with a special focus on renewable energy development and water. For thirty years, I have traveled and worked for a wide range of national and international clients while continuing to pursue long-term personal projects. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico with my wife, photographer Esha Chiocchio, and our two children, Zubin and Ciela. Gallery Representation photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona Selected Exhibitions Somerset House, "Landmark: The Fields of Photography," Group Exhibition, London, England, March - April 2013 photo-eye Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, September 2012 Center for Contemporary Art, “Dust in the Machine”, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, September - November 2012 Houston Center for Photography, Juried Group Exhibition, Houston, TX, July - August 2012 Blue Sky Gallery, "The Bridge at Hoover Dam," Portland, OR, February 2012 Phoenix Art Museum, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam,” Phoenix, AZ, August 2011 FotoFest, "International Discoveries III," Group Exhibition, Houston, TX, Oct - Dec 2011 Museum of Contemporary Photography, "Public Works," Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL, April 2011 photo-eye Gallery, "The Bridge at Hoover Dam," Santa Fe, NM, April 2011 Photographic Center NW, "Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2011," Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, March 2011 Center for Creative Photography, “Face to Face: 150 Years of Portrait Photography,” Group Exhibition, Tucson, AZ, December 2010 Etherton Gallery, “Con-struct: The New West,” three artist exhibition, Tucson, AZ, November 2010 Springs Preserve, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam,” Las Vegas, NV, October 2010 Newspace Center for Photography, “The Curve,” Group Exhibition, Portland, OR, September 2010 Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Group Exhibition, September 2010 Works acquired for MFAH Collection, November 2010 The Annenberg Space for Photography, International “Water” Slideshow, Los Angeles, CA, April 2010 Recognition and Awards Photolucida 2012 Critical Mass TOP 50 Communication Arts Photography Annual, 2012 CENTER Director’s Choice Award, First Place, 2010 CENTER Curator’s Choice Award, Honorable Mention, 2010 Photolucida Critical Mass Book Award Finalist and Top 50, 2010 International Photography Award, 2nd Place, Architecture: Bridges, Pro 2010 Best of ASMP 2010 American Photography 26 annual, 2010 Collections Library of Congress Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Nevada Museum of Art JGS Collection Selected Publications NPR, The Picture Show, "Under Construction: The World's Largest Thermal Solar Plant," January 9, 2013 Newsweek Japan, "Picture Power: The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar," December 2012 Wired RAW FILE, November 14, 2012 The New York Times Magazine, "A Bet on the Sun," June 17, 2012 Nazraeli Press, The Bridge at Hoover Dam, October 2011 LA Times Magazine, "High and Almighty," May 2011 Newsweek Japan, "Picture Power: The Bridge at Hoover Dam," May 2011 Smithsonian Magazine, “A Breathtaking New Bridge,” December 2010