6.0  “For 25 years I have created images about the various man-made transformations our civilization has imposed upon nature. I started making photographs about China when construction began on the mammoth Three Gorges Dam project. In my view, China is the most recent participant to fall prey to the seduction of Western ideals—the promise of fulfillment and happiness. The troubling downside of this is something that I am only too aware of from my experience of life in a developed nation. The mass consumerism these ideals ignite and the resulting degradation of our environment intrinsic to the process of making things to keep us happy and fulfilled ...

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