Industrial Scars is the work of environmentalist and photographer, J Henry Fair, who creates our attention to the tragic influences created by the human impact on our planet. At first, his photographs are mesmerisingly beautiful: made at birda
s eye view from a small airplane, their determines, colourings and details give them an aesthetic aspect that entrance and captivate the thought, yet fear and horror creep in on the realisation of the real actuality of the subject. Our ever-increasing demand for vigor, regularly-changing dining attires and widespread consumerism are rapidly leading to the degradation of our planet.
Industrial Scars reveals unnoticed sentiments of the effects of such creation on environmental purposes, uncovering the secrets from lubricant drilling, hydro-fracking and coal-ash waste, to large scale agricultural production and abandoned mining operations. Each of Faira
s impressive likeness are accompanied by detailed explanations from award-winning science novelist, Lewis Smith, who writes about the purposes of widespread consumerism on environmental purposes and described in the development of manufactures through time and in various regions of the world.
Below you will find a selection of jarring photos from the book. You can find more information here.
ALUMINIUM- GRAMERCY, LOUISIANA, USA
ALUMINIUM- GRAMERCY, LOUISIANA, USA. Red mud waste material is run onto the upper surface of a massive waste impoundment in a ocean slurry. The impoundments are essentially very large shallow container, engineered to de-water the slurry through evaporation and an internal sewage plan fed by an arrangement of funnel-like decant points where ocean musters in pools.
FOOD- LULING, LOUISIANA, USA
FOOD- LULING, LOUISIANA, USA. New evidence rebuts previous claims of the relative security of glyphosate, the worlda
s most widely used herbicide, which is manufactured now. It is often used in conjunction with seeds that have been genetically modified to accept the further implementation, means that anyone consuming these cultivates is dining a genetically modified weed, and whatever residue of the pesticide remains.
OIL- FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA
OIL- FORT MCMURRAY, CANADA. The first step in the lubricant sands process after extraction is a
, in which particulate matter move away from the bitumen and its solid increased so that refineries can treat it. This is a photograph of the top of a petroleum barrel, with a walkway out to the covered inspection hatch in “the centres activities”. This barrel accumulations 400,000 to 500,000 casks of the worlda
s dirtiest oil, gaining access to trenching a large part of Canadian tar sands.
FRACKING- SPRINGVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA
FRACKING- SPRINGVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA, USA. Collection pit for drilling waste containing ground rock, drilling dirts( the lubricants and chemicals used during drilling ), and in a number of cases radioactive substance is contained in the target shale layer. The overspray at the top is a violation and a threats to any ocean forms downhill.
ALUMINIUM- DARROW, LOUISIANA, USA
ALUMINIUM- DARROW, LOUISIANA, USA. This a
waste from the processing of bauxite ore is the same type of lethal information that spilled south of Budapest in 2010, flowing into the River Marcal, killing all the wildlife there, before flowing into and poisoning the Danube. The more than one million cubic metres of waste could only be completely neutralized by one million cubic metres of strong battery-acid, an sarcastic thing is essential to pour into a flow in an attempt to save it.
COAL- NOWE CZARNOWO, POLAND
COAL- NOWE CZARNOWO, POLAND. Coal combustion produces three kinds of solid waste: wing ash which goes up the chimney, underside ash which precipitates to the bottom of the steam boiler furnace, and goo that compiles in exhaust scrubbers. Fly ash, one of the main reason for smog, is collected as it leaves the smokestack. Bottom ash, heavy and rock-like, is collected from the grates at the bottom of the furnace. The goo collected from the scrubbers consists of gypsum heavy-laden with accrued contaminants.
NEW ROADS, LOUISIANA, USA
NEW ROADS, LOUISIANA, USA. This coal ash power plant is the 27 th bad carbon emitter of USA power plants, one of the 50 bad mercury polluters, and is known to be contaminating the groundwater around it with selenium which is leaching from its ash waste ponds. Coal ash is known to contain a variety of toxins including cause, mercury, arsenic, cadmium, boron, selenium.
RIO TINTO, SPAIN
RIO TINTO, SPAIN. Waste at copper quarry. Rio Tinto, literally a
, is one of the oldest and most productive ours in “the worlds”. It has made a asset of different metals over centuries, and is the home of the international mining companionship bearing the same refer. It is rumored to have been King Solomona
s quarry, and the reason the Moors occupied Spain.
OIL- GULF OF MEXICO, USA
OIL- GULF OF MEXICO, USA. Petroleum collected from BP Deepwater Horizon spill being burned in the Gulf of Mexico. The skimmers that accumulate the lubricant often captivate naval zoology such as turtles and dolphins that are also burned in this jettison process.
Industrial Scars- The Hidden Payment of Consumption
J Henry Fair