The Toxic Legacy of Uranium Mining

In 1950, the United States had around 300 nuclear weapons in its arsenal. By 1965, that number had climbed to more than 31,000. Much of the uranium that fueled this arms race came from mines scattered across the American Southwest, only a tiny fraction of which have been cleaned up. This photographic project aims to…

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With ten years of experience artistically documenting scientific sites around the world, Light & Noise is currently developing twin bodies of work on radio astronomy and nuclear history.

Come see our first piece in a gallery exhibition!

The first public showing from our long-term project to artistically document the world’s radio telescopes in alternative processes will be a platinum/palladium and uranium diptych of the 140 foot telescope at the Green Bank Observatory in West Virginia. Opening November 1st at 6 PM at SoHoPhoto, the show will run through December 3rd. During our…

From Camera to Print: Radio Astronomy in Platinum

From Camera to Print: Radio Astronomy in Platinum, Part III

This Light & Noise produced video details the large format film & platinum/palladium printing process from the camera to the negative to the final print. A part of our ongoing project to document the world’s major radio astronomy observatories, “From Camera to Print: Radio Astronomy in Platinum” begins with a pre-sunset drive out to the…

140 Foot Telescope at Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Green Bank Residency Progress: Radio Astronomy in Platinum, Part II

In the months since our residency at the Green Bank National Radio Astronomy Observatory, we’ve been hard at work developing the more than 400 negatives we exposed during that three-week stretch. As we pass the half-way mark, we’re pleased to present a series of work prints that will eventually become part of our larger body of…