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Devastated Landscape Photography

The Mining Project by David Maisel is an Eye-Opening Collection

— March 2, 2011 — Eco
It will come as no surprise to most people that open-pit mining can have a dramatically negative impact on the environment, but the Mining Project by David Maisel is a stunning collection of aerial photos that drives home the sheer magnitude of this impact like never before.

Shot from thousands of feet above just a few of the world's many open-pit mining operations, the Mining Project by David Maisel offers an unparalleled and unbelievable insight into the literal devastation that this particular method of resource extraction can cause.

From bodies of water literally transformed into lakes of bright toxic liquid to scenery that seems like it would be more at home on the surface of the moon, the Mining Project by David Maisel features locations and images that are, rightfully, not easily forgotten.
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