Fracking Snap Shots

Six photographers, all part of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project, are criss-crossing the state quietly documenting Pennsylvania’s gas drilling boom.

The most basic thing that photography does is visually describe what can be seen. The problem facing photographers of the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project is that what they wish to describe cannot be seen – an invisible gas buried deep underground. They have struggled to document the effect of the natural gas drilling commonly known as fracking.

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