The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar

PhotographerJamey Stillings
Prize1st Place in Book
CompanyJamey Stillings Photography, Inc.
City/CountrySanta Fe, United States
Photo Date2014
Technical InfoPublished by Steidl
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. I live in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA with photographer Esha Chiocchio, my wife, and our two children. Gallery Representation photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico Etherton Gallery, Tucson, Arizona Selected Exhibitions Pingyao International Photography Festival 2017, "Changing Perspectives: Renewable Energy and Infrastructure," Solo Exhibition, Pingyao, China, 2017 Klompching Gallery, "2017 FRESH Annual Summer Show," Group Exhibition, Brooklyn, NY, 2017 Somerset House, "Landmark: The Fields of Photography," Group Exhibition, London, England, 2013 photo-eye Gallery, Group Exhibition, Santa Fe, NM, 2012 Houston Center for Photography, Juried Group Exhibition, Houston, TX, 2012 Blue Sky Gallery, "The Bridge at Hoover Dam," Portland, OR, 2012 Phoenix Art Museum, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam,” Phoenix, AZ, 2011 FotoFest, "International Discoveries III," Group Exhibition, Houston, TX, 2011 Museum of Contemporary Photography, "Public Works," Group Exhibition, Chicago, IL, 2011 photo-eye Gallery, "The Bridge at Hoover Dam," Santa Fe, NM, 2011 Photographic Center NW, "Across the Divide: Critical Mass 2011,"Group Exhibition, Seattle, WA, 2011 Center for Creative Photography, “Face to Face: 150 Years of Portrait Photography,” Group Exhibition, Tucson, AZ, 2010 Etherton Gallery, “Con-struct: The New West,” three artist exhibition, Tucson, AZ, 2010 Springs Preserve, “The Bridge at Hoover Dam,” Las Vegas, NV, 2010 Selected Awards International Photographer of the Year 2016, First Place, Editorial: Environmental International Photography Awards 2016, Professional: Book Photographer of the Year, and Professional: Book, Monograph, First Place APA Awards 2016, First Place, Documentary/Editorial Photolucida 2016, Critical Mass TOP 50 The Photo Review 2016 Competition, First Prize PDN Photo Annual, Photo Books, 2016 Collections United States Library of Congress Nevada Museum of Art, Center for Art + Environment Archive Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Los Angeles County Museum of Art Middlebury College Museum of Art UNLV Libraries, Special Collections Selected Publications National Geographic, "The Art of Solar Energy," June 2016 WIRED Italia, "Riflessi Solari," Italy, Spring 2016 Mother Jones, "Stunning Photos of California's Alternative-Energy Fields," March 2016 Der Spiegel, "Bildbände: Wüstensonnwende," February 2016 Du Magazin, "The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar," February 2016 Architectures à vivre, "The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar," February 2016 New Republic, "The Beauty of the World’s Largest Solar Project," December 4, 2015 Steidl, The Evolution of Ivanpah Solar, November 2015 National Geographic, "A Blueprint for a Carbon-Free America," November 2015 BOOM Magazine, "Under the Desert Sun," November 2015 Macleans, "Photo essay: Capturing what captures the sun," November 17, 2015 New Republic, "The Plan to Save the World," October 27, 2015 TIME Magazine, "A Burst of Energy," March 2015 Lenswork, “Ivanpah Solar Farm,” Sept/Oct 2014