Shortlisted this year for the Prix Pictet award, Mishka Henner has been making a very impressive conceptual body of work over the years. Normally Henner is a bit of a Photo Dadaist prankster (see Robert Frank’s famous book he erased – it’s brilliant – and pissed everyone off). But his Feedlots images along with the Oil Fields compromise a haunting look at the effects of these two industries on the American landscape. Shot from high above the plains they appear to be abstractions but a closer look gives us the diabolical details of these industries. Particularly horrifying (and intensely beautiful) are the run off ponds that these feedlots produce.
Mishka Henner: Feedlots