Originally posted on October 15, 2013
Fair contributed the cover photo and a visual essay to Whole Terrain’s 20th anniversary volume with the theme of Heresy.
Through large scale aerial photo shoots and accompanying documentary research, Fair’s work explores the environmental impact of our consumer society, with subjects ranging from the impact of gas drilling, coal mining, and factory farming to the detritus of tar sands, oil spills, and mountaintop removal. In small airplanes, he circles what he calls “industrial scars” and photographs the effects these operations have on our environment with a bird’s-eye perspective.
Presentation and Slide Show – Environmental Studies Lecture Series
Thursday, October 24, 2013 – 7 p.m.
Keene State Alumni Center
229 Main Street, Keene
Meet the Artist/Book Signing – Whole Terrain Release Party
Friday, October 25, 2013 – 6 p.m.
Antioch University New England
40 Avon Street, Keene
See Whole Terrain Volume 20: Heresy for more works by J. Henry Fair.
Bio: Co-founder and director of the Wolf Conservation Center in South Salem, New York, J. Henry Fair has authored The Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis, a collection of gorgeous abstract images of environmental nightmares interspersed with essays by prominent authors, scientists, and environmentalists. Fair’s work has been published in The New York Times and magazines such as National Geographic, Vanity Fair, TIME, and The New Yorker, and featured on the programs Today and Marketplace, television and radio, respectively. Fair has had touring photography exhibits in the USA, Europe, and Asia. For more of his work, visit www.industrialscars.com.