Curator Selection / 2022 / /

Dispatches from the Abyss

  • Photographer
    Michael Naify

The photos expose a reality that I had never fully understood. The activities used to extract the resources that make our modern life possible come at the expense of places and people.
There is no reclamation of these sites. There is no way to put the mountains back. The results of modern intensive mining leave the site without any topsoil and unable to sustain life. They have become a dead zone.

The worst is that I realize that I, as are all of us, complicit in this destruction.