Marks on the Landscape

Landscape photographs can be windows to our world. The images in this section portray various marks humankind has made on the landscape. Though some of these places lack in human presence, the drastic impact of humankind on the landscape is unavoidable and profound. The building of railroads, dams, power plants, and golf courses have forever altered the landscape. Tranquil views of mountains and streams have been replaced with sites of toxic waste and garbage. Some contemporary photographers have become messengers for the land; their harsh truths expose a landscape that has been changed, perhaps for all time.

Funding for this project was provided by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts and a donation from PhotoWings.