A Closer Look

December 20, 2010

By Conor Risch

© J. Henry Fair

A plume of foam in a pool of bauxite byproducts and chemicals, the result of refining bauxite ore to produce aluminum.

J. Henry Fair developed his “Industrial Scars” project ten years ago as a way to address his concern about the consequences of human consumption of natural resources. His abstract aerial photographs of coal ash runoff, oil spills, bauxite waste, heavy metal waste and other forms of pollution are, ironically, beautiful, which makes them all the more effective at grabbing the...

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