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For 30 years, David T. Hanson (born 1948) has made photographs that are widely celebrated for their powerful depictions of the American landscape and its dramatic transformation and despoilment by humans.

Wilderness to Wasteland, presents four series of previously unpublished and unexhibited photographs from Hanson’s early work, made between 1982 and 1987. Atomic City documents the former nuclear boomtown in Idaho, site of the world’s first nuclear power plant and first reactor meltdown. The Richest Hill on Earth is a study of the vast copper mines, housing and surrounding wasteland of Butte, Montana. The eponymous series is a dynamic group of aerial and ground-view photographs of hazardous waste sites, while the final series, Twilight in the Wilderness, comprises spectacular night views of industrial sites for power production. Together, these photographs constitute a haunting meditation on a ravaged landscape.

Artist Monograph

David T Hanson

Wilderness to Wasteland

Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2016
Artist: David T Hanson
ISBN-13: 9780692493724
Availability Out of Print
Topics Aerial Photography, Industrial Landscape, Landscape, Mining, North America, Utah
Methods Photography
Language English
Format Hardcover
Dimensions 30.5 × 24.9 cm
Pages 192