Environmental Protection Agency Puts Out Global Call to Collect Environment Photos


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP).- Got a camera? The Environmental Protection Agency wants you. The federal agency has embarked on a yearlong campaign to collect photographs from across the United States and around the world for its State of the Environment Photo Project. Launched just before Earth Day, April 22, the project is modeled after the Documerica effort during the 1970s in which the agency hired dozens of freelance photographers to capture thousands of images related to the environment and everyday life in America. This time, the scope is global and it’s driven by social media. The EPA is calling on the masses to post their best photographs on Flickr. In the first week, about 100 images were posted to a special group page set up through the photo sharing network. The EPA