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athabascan aereality

Business Insider‘s Robert Johnson has been touring various projects, sites, and landscapes in and around Canada’s Athabascan Oil Sands; the photographs he’s bringing back and articles he’s curating are a stunning mixture of the industrial sublime, raw instrumentality (such as: the world’s largest dump truck, and its forty-thousand dollar tires), and a visual testament to the scale of contemporary humanity’s geological agency. The photograph above is from Johnson’s aerial tour of the oil sands, which he undertook after being refused access to the mines on the ground. A full set of photographs — well over two hundred — can be seen on flickr.

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