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Seen above: This plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana manufactures popular brands of paper towels and printer paper. Aerators violently agitate the waste from a pulp mill, turning the liquid to a foam, which makes patterns on the surface.

Photographers have long trained their lenses on the atrocities of war,  and even influenced the outcomes of few major battles. J Henry Fair is a  member of that politically motivated tribe, though his focus is on the  war we seem to be  unwittingly waging against our own planet. In the Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis,  he offers disquieting pictures of environmental disasters. Some have  been well-publicized, like the BP oil spill, but Fair reveals the ones  that have not received their fair share of media attention, such as the  pools of contamination left behind by a rusted, abandoned aluminum  refinery.


Click the picture to view a slideshow of selected images from Fair’s new book.

Seen above: This plant in Baton Rouge, Louisiana manufactures popular brands of paper towels and printer paper. Aerators violently agitate the waste from a pulp mill, turning the liquid to a foam, which makes patterns on the surface.

Photographers have long trained their lenses on the atrocities of war, and even influenced the outcomes of few major battles. J Henry Fair is a member of that politically motivated tribe, though his focus is on the war we seem to be unwittingly waging against our own planet. In the Day After Tomorrow: Images of Our Earth in Crisis, he offers disquieting pictures of environmental disasters. Some have been well-publicized, like the BP oil spill, but Fair reveals the ones that have not received their fair share of media attention, such as the pools of contamination left behind by a rusted, abandoned aluminum refinery.

Click the picture to view a slideshow of selected images from Fair’s new book.