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The Guardian. “Death From Above: How David Maisel turned ‘the new Area 51’ into land art.”

“While militarized landscapes may not have shifted in their general character – the Nevada Test Site, where nuclear devices have been tested since 1950, now hold monthly tours for morbid adventurers – there is a clear and present sense that global warming applies geopolitically as well as ecologically. Photographer David Maisel’s current and eerily timely body of work, titled Proving Ground, depicts, from the air, parts of an 800,000-acre chemical weapons testing facility in Utah’s Great Salt Lake Desert.”

 

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