Image from Gignoux Photos
Image from Gignoux Photos


Sir Adam Beck Hydro-electric Generating Statioin, Niagara Falls, Ontario, April 2018 by @alangignoux ———————————————————
Half to ¾ of the Niagara River’s waters never go over Niagara Falls.  This is because large volumes of the river’s waters are diverted for power generation by plants in the USA and Canada.  The flow of the river is regulated by the hour according to terms outlined in the Niagara Diversion Treaty (1950), which seeks to ensure that enough water remains after diversion to preserve the appearance of the Falls for tourism.  The American Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant is opposite the Canadian Adam Beck Power Plant with the Niagara River separating them. ———————————————————
When H.G. Wells visited #NiagaraFalls, the foremost symbol of the New World’s limitless potential, the renowned English writer commented, the “real interest of Niagara Falls for me was not in the waterfall but the #humanaccumulations about it for they stood for the future.” Over the past two years, Jenny and I have been, researching and photographing for Looking at Niagara as a whole and our complicated relationship with nature and the environment.———————————————————————————
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Oil Sands

You can order our new photobook Oil Sands 

The Oil Sands project documents the devastating effects that the extraction of Oil can have on a landscape as well as the complicated human relationship with the oil industry.

Hidden within the vast landscapes are a number of pockets that contain fragments of often overlooked stories documenting the experiences of the people most affected by the oil industry in this area,

Stanley James Press designed this publication as well as hand binding each copy. Working with curator Chloe Juno.