"Industrial Scars" Captures Pollution's Dangerous Beauty in Photographs

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Overburden from MTR blasting is removed by various machines photo
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"I see our culture as being addicted to petroleum and the unsustainable consumption of other natural resources," he explains, "which seems to portend a future of scarcity."

Here, machines remove excess rock and rubble from mountaintop removal blasting.

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Photo credit: © J Henry Fair 2011 / J Henry Fair's book, The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis, published by powerHouse Books, is currently available for purchase. For more information, please visit www.industrialscars.com.