Grants & Funding

Brian Cohen on His Fundraising Effort for A Documentary Project

December 20, 2016

By Conor Risch

© Martha Rial/MSDP

Martha Rial examines the infrastructure that moves gas across the supply chain. Brian Cohen says that supporters appreciate the “richness of that diversity and perspective” that came from involving multiple photographers in the Marcellus Shale Documentary Project.

To produce an ambitious documentary photography project that examined the environmental and social costs of fracking the Marcellus Shale Formation in the Northeastern United States, Brian Cohen needed to raise roughly $100,000. “Unconventional gas drilling (commonly known as “fracking”) was at the time a little-known but fast-expanding practice in Pennsylvania, and it seemed to me that it was an important...

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