DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA.

ELIZABETH, NEW JERSEY, PORT AUTHORITY. THE NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY METROPOLITAN REGION IS ONE OF THE MOST CONGESTED URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS IN THE WORLD. STRESS FACTORS AFFECTING THE BIGHT INCLUDE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, DESTRUCTION OF WETLANDS, COASTAL OVERDEVELOPMENT AND OCEAN DUMPING. HOWEVER, THEIR FULL AND COMBINED IMPACT UPON ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS IS DIFFICULT […]

DOCUMERICA: Photographer – Hope Alexander, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA (1974)

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY. THE NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY METROPOLITAN REGION IS ONE OF THE MOST CONGESTED URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS IN THE WORLD. THE STRESS FACTORS AFFECTING THE BIGHT INCLUDE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, DESTRUCTION OF WETLANDS WHICH ARE NURSERIES FOR MARINE LIFE, COASTAL OVERDEVELOPMENT, AND OCEAN DUMPING OF MUNICIPAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES, 05/1974.

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, Bayonne, New Jersey, USA.

BAYONNE, NEW JERSEY AND NEW YORK HARBOR. THE RIVERS WHICH FLOW THROUGH THE NEW YORK METROPOLITAN REGION CARRY RAW AND PARTIALLY DIGESTED SEWAGE, AND CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES INTO THE WATERS OF THE BIGHT. ACCUMULATION OF THESE WASTES IN THE WATERS BORDERING THE BIGHT PRESENT ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL STRESSES TO ITS ENVIRONMENT, 06/1974.

DOCUMERICA: Photographer – Hope Alexander, Linden, New Jersey, USA (1974)

AMERICAN CYANAMID COMPANY IN THE LINDEN, NEW JERSEY INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX OF METROPOLITAN NEW YORK ON THE ARTHUR KILL RIVER. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THIS COMPANY DUMPS BY PERMIT 3.5 MILLION GALLONS PER YEAR OF CHEMICAL WASTES INTO THE NEW YORK BIGHT FROM THE MANUFACTURE OF CHEMICALS, INSECTICIDES AND SULFURIC ACID, 06/1974.

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, NYC, USA.

UPPER NEW YORK BAY WITH THE STATUE OF LIBERTY AND JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY, IN THE BACKGROUND. NEW YORK BAY AND THE HUDSON RIVER ARE CONSIDERED PART OF THE BIGHT BECAUSE OF THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THESE WATERS. THE BIGHT INCLUDES 15,000 SQUARE MILES OF OCEAN WATERS AND THE CONTINENTAL SHELF OFF THE COASTS OF NEW […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, Jersey City, New Jersey, USA.

JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY. THE NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY METROPOLITAN REGION IS ONE OF THE MOST CONGESTED URBAN AND INDUSTRIAL AREAS OF THE WORLD. THE STRESS FACTORS AFFECTING THE BIGHT INCLUDE AIR AND WATER POLLUTION, DESTRUCTION OF WETLANDS COASTAL OVERDEVELOPMENT AND OCEAN DUMPING OF WASTES. THEIR FULL AND COMBINED IMPACT UPON ADJACENT COASTAL WATERS IS […]

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Hope Alexander, NYC, USA.

THE HACKENSACK RIVER IN NEW JERSEY WITH THE MANHATTAN, NEW YORK, SKYLINE IN THE DISTANCE. THE HACKENSACK AND OTHER RIVERS WHICH FLOW THROUGH NEW YORK METROPOLITAN REGION CARRY RAW AND PARTIALLY DIGESTED SEWAGE, AND CHEMICAL AND INDUSTRIAL WASTES INTO THE WATERS OF THE BIGHT. ACCUMULATION OF WASTES IN THESE WATERS IS ONE OF THE MOST […]