Sunday, September 19, 2010

David T. Hanson

Colstrip, Montana is David T. Hanson's newest book. D.A.P (Distributed Art Publishers) will release this outstanding book on November 1, 2010

The BP Gulf oil disaster has brought to our awareness the devastating impact on fossil fuels. Yet disasters of this magnitude do not need to occur in order for us to understand the destruction we wreak upon our environment in our unquenchable search for sources of energy.

David T. Hanson's photographs In Colstrip, Montana bear witness to the wounds we inflict on the earth in search of coal. First exhibited in depth by John Szarkowski at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1986, Hanson's photographs of the desolate coal-mining town Colstrip, Montana and the ruined landscape around it signated a shift in American landscape photography from the cool modernism of the New Topographics.

Colstrip, Montana is being printed at Meridian Printing, Rhode Island and published by Taverner Press.

You can order the book here.

Waste ponds and evaporation ponds, 1984

Coal strip mine, power plant and waste ponds, 1984

View from Power Road: Ash Street and company house, 1984

© copyright all images David T. Hanson

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