Article, Publications, Volume #31

Exposing the Oil Sands

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Garth Lenz is a photographer who uses his images to communicate larger environmental issues and broadcast clear messages for change. His work on the Athabasca oil sands, in the photo series ‘The True Cost of Oil’, aims at documenting the scale and scope of environmental transformation occurring due to oil extraction. As the title suggests, Lenz asks the viewers to ask themselves what cost are they willing to bear, for their oil consumption.