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Images © J Henry Fair, Flights provided by Tom Hastings,

Ravanging Beauty

Photographs of the Texas Gulf Coast

The landscape photography of J Henry Fair explores the permeable boundary between unearthly beauty and unspeakable environmental destruction. These aerial photographs, part of Fair’s ongoing “Industrial Scars” project, were taken over the Gulf Coast of Texas in December 2012.  


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J Henry Fair

J Henry Fair’s work has been featured in such publications as The New York Times, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Die Zeit, Le Figaro, and Scientific American. His book Industrial Scars: The Hidden Costs of Consumption was published by Papadakis of London. Born in Charleston, South Carolina, Fair is now based in New York City and Berlin.