In vivid, deceptively beautiful color photographs, David T. Hanson explores humanity’s relationship to the land and the devastation wrought on the environment by industry. Like the landscape photographers Edward Burtynsky and David Maisel, Hanson took aerial images of industrial earthworks in the 1980s, shooting mines, dams, and powerplants from above. Between 1982 and 1985 he photographed Colstrip, Montana, one of the largest coal-strip mines in North America. “In a relatively brief period of time, we have transformed our natural world from wilderness to pastoral landscape, to industrial site and now to wasteland,” he has said. “My Colstrip photographs became meditations on a ravaged landscape.” Hanson studied with and worked as an assistant to Minor White and Frederick Sommer.