Robert Haas ’72 spent three years photographing the Arctic from a bird’s-eye view. “Through the Eyes of the Vikings: An Aerial Vision of Arctic Lands” (National Geographic Press, 2010) is the glimmering result and Haas’ third book of aerial photography. The landscapes featured include the occasional figure, whether it be a polar bear in Manitoba or a clam digger in Alaska. But they also showcase neuron-like explosions of color (clusters of recycling at a lumber facility in Sweden) and fiery swirls, like boldly marbled paper (industrial byproducts at a waste treatment facility in Norway): aerial transformations both rich and strange.
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