Portsmouth Photographer’s ‘Power of Place’ Explores Northern Pass

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Portsmouth Photographer Jerry Monkman

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Roger Wood at his home studio in Portsmouth

Roger Wood interviews Portsmouth photographer Jerry Monkman, whose video “The Power of Place” explores the places, issues, and people affected by Northern Pass, a proposed 180-mile long electricity transmission line project in New Hampshire that will carry electricity from Quebec to southern New England.

Monkman is opposed to the $1.6 billion project and has a sign on his lawn expressing his opposition, where there are few if any other signs.

Monkman spent months in the field applying his signature landscape photography style to filming the places in the path of the project, including the Appalachian Trail and the White Mountain National Forest. Monkman updated the 2015 film last year. Both are available on Vimeo.

The Power of Place

From Jerry Monkman’s website EcoPhotography

“I am a conservation photographer, filmmaker, and writer, and while I have written ten books and directed a feature-length documentary film, you will usually find me shooting nature and outdoor lifestyle photography and video for non-profit, editorial, and commercial clients. I’ll shoot anywhere, though I most often shoot in New England, especially in New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, and Vermont. My images, books, and films have told adventure- and conservation-themed stories for more than 20 years for clients such as The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy, National Geographic Adventure, L.L. Bean, and Timberland. With my wife Marcy I run EcoPhotography, our Portsmouth, New Hampshire based stock and assignment photo business and video production company.”


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