“Beauty And Blight, Sharing Common Ground.” Monograph Review of Black Maps: American Landscape and the Apocalyptic Sublime. May 24, 2013.
“This eye-opening survey of the photographer David Maisel’s major aerial projects reveals the terrible beauty of the industrial age. Photo after photo unveils the common, human-created cancers forced upon on our landscapes: open-pit mines, hazardous waste sites, nerve-gas depots, the desolation of Los Angeles. These photos tell tales the way scars tell the story of a body — and who knew that poisons could be so seductively iridescent? Black Maps, rather than focusing on the death of beauty, wrestles with the beauty of death.”
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