Kenyon College

Brattleboro, Vermont, Farm Engulfed by Industrial Landscape


Artist: Alex S. Maclean
Title of Work: Brattleboro, Vermont, Farm Engulfed by Industrial Landscape
Year: 1994
Dimensions: 13″ x 19.75″
Material: Cibachrome print
Photo Line: Hood Museum of Art
Collection Credit: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire; Purchased through gifts from Peter A. Vogt, Class of 1947 and Robert Eckerson, Class of 1948

“Alex MacLean’s pictures are an irreplaceable document bearing testimony to the precise forces now undermining our only planet. May they help give us the insight to make the changes that we must.”

–Bill McKibben, OVER: The American Landscape at the Tipping Point

Trained as a photographer and architect, MacLean’s aerial photography enhances our ability to understand complex issues by adjusting their scale. MacLean’s piece demonstrates his interest in environmental issues. He highlights human impact on the earth, urging for change in our interactions with the planet. He captures and presents the impact of climate change and human interference due to flaws in design planning through a larger lens that captures national expansion.

–Reina Thomas ‘14, Gund Gallery Associate