“Bitterness will kill you quicker than coal ash.” The people of Walnut Cove, North Carolina live in the shadow of Duke Energy’s Belews Creek Steam Station, where toxic coal ash is kept in a massive unlined storage pond, and toxins are pumped into the air, water, and soil. Will Warasila spent a year and a half getting to know the residents, the landscape, the structures of energy and power.
As America grapples with the contradictions of staking financial dependence on damaging industries, Warasila confronts these issues with a steady gaze, his images a lyrical view into the things we hold most dear: family, health, and home.
AUTHOR: Will Warasila
EDITOR: Shane Rocheleau
ESSAY BY: Alexa Dilworth
TITLE: Quicker than Coal Ash
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2022
100 pages, 50 plates, accompanied by an essay by Alexa Dilworth
323x254x15mm, 780 grams
EDITION: 500; First edition, first printing