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The first batch of books

The book launch is fast approaching and I cannot wait for the work to be seen. Until then, I wanted to share some images from my Aluminum chapter.

My first exposure to the detritus of aluminum production came when I started photographing “cancer alley” the stretch of the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. The vast lakes of red mud had a myriad of wonderful patterns and colors, and produced some of the most compelling images of the series, even though I had no idea at first what it was.

Aluminum Refinery

Producing aluminum metal involves refining bauxite (the ore) using caustic chemicals to produce alumina and the electrolytic reduction of alumina to produce aluminum. This depicts the disposal of the byproducts, in which the solids (mostly impurities in the bauxite) are separated from the liquids.

Aluminum refinery

Aluminum Refinery

Bauxite waste at aluminum refinery

Bauxite Waste at Aluminum Refinery

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