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Ep#9 - J Henry Fair - Ironically Beautiful Images of Terrible Things

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Release Date: 01/04/2022

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J Henry Fair is a photographer and storyteller who works at the intersection of art, environmental science and the industrial economy. For decades he has been taking what he describes as “ironically beautiful images of terrible things.” His abstract and highly composed aerial photographs capture coal mining, factory farming, clearcut forestry and other activities. His work is featured in a new book, Human Nature: Planet Earth in Our Time published by Chronicle Books.