Lenz, Garth, "The True Cost of Oil"

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Environmental TED Talks (videos)

Lenz, Garth. “The True Cost of Oil.” Filmed November 2011. TED video, 17:40. http://www.ted.com/talks/garth_lenz_images_of_beauty_and_devastation.

What does environmental devastation actually look like? At TEDxVictoria, photographer Garth Lenz shares shocking photos of the Alberta Tar Sands mining project — and the beautiful (and vital) ecosystems under threat. Garth Lenz’s photographs capture the detailed reality of what happens when a pristine landscape is confronted by an industrial project. His work as a photojournalist has won him top awards at Pris de la Photographie Paris and the International Photography Awards. He is also a fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers. His solo exhibition featuring the Alberta Tar Sands, “The True Cost of Oil” premiered in 2011. (Source: TED)

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Further readings: 
  • Genovali, Christopher. "Alberta Oil Rush." in Davis, John, ed. Wild Earth 6, no. 3 (Fall 1996). Republished by the Environment & Society Portal, Multimedia Library.
  • Nikiforuk, Andrew. Tar Sands: Dirty Oil and the Future of a Continent. Vancouver: Greystone, 2010.