The Nuclear Survival Kit: They’re Juggling Our Genes! Dona Ann McAdams.
The Nuclear Survival Kit: They’re Juggling Our Genes!
The Nuclear Survival Kit: They’re Juggling Our Genes!
The Nuclear Survival Kit: They’re Juggling Our Genes!

The Nuclear Survival Kit: They’re Juggling Our Genes!

Fourth edition, number 29 of 72 copies. Signed and editioned by author on inside of back wrap. Spiral comb bound. Xeroxed postcards with clear mylar front cover. 19pp. 5 x 7 ½ in. Very good, some yellowing and bumping to edges and wraps, inside pages clean, closed tear to bottom edge of cover postcard. Item #6275

An examination of the nuclear power industry in America. McAdams began photographing nuclear reactors and their surrounding communities after the disaster at Three Mile Island in 1979. The photographs in this book span from 1979 to 1985. This is the fourth edition, handmade by McAdams on Xerox in very small runs, printed four years after the first edition published in June 1981.

McAdams chose the medium of Xeroxed postcards, each labeled on the back of the photographic image with the location and date, as an easy and accessible way of production and distribution, to facilitate the image’s circulation to as wide an audience as possible. McAdams’ social documentary photography, presented with a sense of humor, engaged with conversations about the ramifications of nuclear power on the American landscape.

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