David T. Hanson






critical quotes




Scott, Conohar, Photography and Environmental Activism: Visualising the Struggle Against Industrial Pollution, Routledge (London), 2021 (illus.).

Best, Makeda, Devour the Land: War and American Landscape Photography Since 1970, Harvard University Press (Cambridge), 2021 (illus.).

Orvell, Miles, Empire of Ruins: American Culture, Photography, and the Spectacle of Destruction, Oxford University Press (New York), 2021 (illus.).

Adams, Robert, Art Can Help: Selected Essays and Notes, Yale University Press (New Haven), 2017 (illus.).

Nazaryan, Alexander, “Superfund Superstar: David Hanson takes beautiful photographs of hideous places,” Newsweek, vol. 166 #16 (April 29, 2016): 60-62 (illus.).

Bélanger Pierre, Landscape Infrastructure: Urbanism Beyond Engineering , MIT Press (Cambridge), 2015 (illus.).

Orvell, Miles, American Photography, Oxford University Press (New York), 2015 (illus.).

Feeney, Mark, “At the MIT Museum, ways of looking at the world,” The Boston Globe (February 14, 2015): Section N: 5 (illus.).

Lippard, Lucy R., Undermining: A Wild Ride Through Land Use, Politics, and Art in the Changing West, The New Press (New York), 2014 (illus.).

Hudson, Berkley, “Book Review and Portfolio: Colstrip, Montana,” Visual Communication Quarterly, vol. 19 #2 (April-June 2012): 117-127 (illus.).

Williams, Ted, “Kicking the Coal Habit,” Audubon Magazine, vol. 114 #3 (May-June 2012): 80-83, 98-99 (illus.).

Van Siclen, Bill, “Colstrip, Montana: Beautiful, bleak photos,” The Providence Journal-Bulletin (February 20, 2011): Section D, 8 (illus.).

Foster-Rice, Greg, and John Rohrbach, Reframing the New Topographics, Center for American Places (Chicago), 2010 (illus.).

Johnson, Ken, “Mythic West of Dreams and Nightmares,” The New York Times (March 27, 2009): Section C, 25.

Respini, Eva, Into the Sunset: Photography’s Image of the American West, The Museum of Modern Art (New York), 2009 (illus.).

Faris-Belt, Angela, The Elements of Photography, Focal Press (Burlington, Massachusetts), 2007 (illus.).

Maimon, Vered, “Toward Activist Photography,” Afterimage, v. 34 n. 1-2 (July-October 2006): 76-77.

Ritchin, Fred, “The Body At Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing,” Aperture, n. 183 (Summer 2006): 10.

Glueck, Grace, “Picturing Some Shocks That Flesh Is Heir To,” The New York Times (December 26, 2005): Section E, 3.

Squires, Carol, The Body At Risk: Photography of Disorder, Illness, and Healing, University of California Press (Berkeley), 2005 (illus.).

Hanson, David T., “Waste Land,” fishwrap, v. 2, n. 1 (Winter 2005): 40-63 (illus.).

Coupland, Douglas, [untitled], Adbusters, v. 10, n. 1 (January/February 2002): unpaginated (illus.).

Goldberg, Vicki and Robert Silberman, American Photography: A Century of Images, Chronicle Books (San Francisco), 1999 (illus.).

Hugunin, James, “Waste Land,” New Art Examiner, v. 26, n. 2 (October 1998): 61 (illus.).

Van Siclen, Bill, “‘Down to Earth’ at RISD,” The Providence Journal–Bulletin (July 10, 1998): Section E, 4.

“Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape,” High Country News, v. 30, n. 11 (June 8, 1998): 6-7 (illus.).

Stepanova, Sonya, “An America You’ve Never Seen Before: Photographer David T. Hanson’s Disturbing Vision,” Fast Times, v. 15, n. 3 (May/June 1998): 8 (illus.).

Brown, Peter, “Books,” Spot, v. 17, n. 1 (Spring 1998): 20-21 (illus.).

Van Siclen, Bill, “A Lurid Look,” The Providence Journal–Bulletin (April 10, 1998): Section E, 8.

“Received and Noted,” Afterimage, v. 25, n. 5 (March/April 1998): 20.

Kelly, Erin, “Photo book of ravaged Montana landscapes not a pretty picture,” Great Falls Tribune (March 8, 1998): Section M, 1-2 (illus.).

Flynn, Patrick J. B., “The hidden ruins,” The Progressive, v. 62, n. 11 (February 1998): 14-15 (illus.).

Hanson, David T., Waste Land: Meditations on a Ravaged Landscape, Aperture (New York), 1997 (illus.).

Lippard, Lucy R., The Lure of the Local: senses of place in a multicentered society, The New Press (New York), 1997 (illus.).

Goldberg, Vicki, “Photographs in History’s Shifting Gaze,” The New York Times (November 10, 1996): Section H, 1, 16 (illus.).

Van Siclen, Bill, “Grand vistas with a dark side,” The Providence Journal–Bulletin (February 9, 1996): Section E, 1, 6 (illus.).

Barefoot, Kevin, “Ignorant Armies,” Adbusters, v. 3, n. 2 (Summer 1994): 58-59 (illus.).

Sobieszek, Robert A., Robert Smithson: Photo Works, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (Los Angeles), 1993 (illus.).

Lyon, James S., Thomas J. Hilliard and Thomas N. Bethell, Burden of Gilt: The legacy of environmental damage from abandoned mines, and what America should do about it, Mineral Policy Center (Washington, DC), 1993 (illus.).

Gablik, Suzi, “The Ecological Imperative: Making Art as if the World Mattered,” Michigan Quarterly Review, v. 32, n. 2 (Spring 1993): 231-247 (illus.).

Revkin, Andrew, Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, Abbeville Press (New York), 1992 (illus.).

“Late American Landscapes,” Orion, v. 11, n. 3 (Summer 1992): 47-55 (illus.).

Plagens, Peter, “The Far Side of Eden,” Newsweek, v. 119, n. 22 (June 1, 1992): 66-67 (illus.).

Oates, Joyce Carol, “David Hanson’s Colstrip, Montana Series,” American Art, v. 6, n. 2 (Spring 1992): 98-102 (illus.).

Gablik, Suzi, “The Ecological Imperative: A New Cultural Coding,” The Reenchantment of Art, Thames & Hudson (New York), 1991 (illus.); revised version published in Art Journal, v. 51, n. 2 (Summer 1992): 49-51 (illus.).

Oates, Joyce Carol, “A Corner To Write In,” Elle Decor, v. 2, n. 8 (October 1991): 132.

Jones, Peter C., The Changing Face of America, Prentice Hall (New York), 1991 (illus.).

Kozloff, Max, “Ghastly News from Epic Landscapes,” American Art, v. 5, n. 1-2 (Winter/Spring 1991): 109-131 (illus.); reprinted in Lone Visions, Crowded Frames: Essays on Photography, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque), 1994 (illus.).

Raynor, Vivien, “Aldrich Offers Visions of Inhumanity,” The New York Times (August 4, 1991): Section C, 6.

Goldberg, Vicki, “A Terrible Beauty,” ARTnews, v. 90, n. 6 (Summer 1991): 106-113.

Wolfson, Elissa, “Resettling Love Canal,” E Magazine, v. 2, n. 1 (January/February 1991): 16-18 (illus.).

Liss, Andrea, “Doom With A View,” Afterimage, v. 18, n. 5 (December 1990): 19-20.

Gablik, Suzi, “The Ecological Imperative,” The Structurist, n. 29/30 (1989/90): 10-15.

Hanson, David T., “Waste Land,” The Structurist, n. 29/30 (1989/90): 16-19 (illus.).

Leach, Mark David, “Righting Society’s Moral Compass: Contemporary Artists as Eco Activists,” ARTVU, v. 4, n. 2 (1990): 4-11 (illus.).

Bright, Deborah, “Paradise Recycled: Art, Ecology and the End of Nature [sic],” Afterimage, v. 18, n. 2 (September 1990): 10-13.

Hanson, Joyce, “Can Art Save the World?,” New City, v. 5, n. 119 (September 26, 1990): 18 (illus.).

Hiaasen, Carl, “Photographs depict a world gone awry,” The Miami Herald (September 19, 1990): Section B, 1-2 (illus.).

Lacayo, Richard, “The Man Who Captured the Earth’s Beauty,” Time, v. 136, n. 10 (September 3, 1990): 62-65.

Squiers, Carol, “. . . And the New View of Nature,” American Photo, v. 1, n. 5 (September/October 1990): 54-71, 96 (illus.).

Shepard, Paul, “Digging for Our Roots,” Places, v. 6, n. 4 (Summer 1990): 68-81 (illus.).

Grundberg, Andy, “Beauty and Challenge in Modern Landscapes,” The New York Times (July 13, 1990): Section B, 1.

Sobieszek, Robert, “Lens of the Beholder,” Mother Earth News, n. 122 (March-April 1990): 104-107 (illus.).

Hill, Ed & Suzanne Bloom, “Landscape vs. Environment: or, thirteen ways of coping with Nature,” Spot, v. 9, n. 1 (Winter 1990): 5-7.

Corbin-Pardee, Linda, “Reviews,” New Art Examiner, v. 17, n. 5 (January 1990): 47-48 (illus.).

Silver, Joanne, “Montana photo essay shows pain of progress,” Boston Herald (September 8, 1989).

Horn, Miriam, “Our Imaginary Plains,” U.S. News & World Report, v. 107, n. 12 (September 25, 1989): 51-55 (illus.).

Hanson, David T., “Waste Land,” Tough Questions (Summer 1989): 7-9 (illus.).

“New Faces 1989,” American Photographer, v. 22, n. 2 (February 1989): 25.

Baltz, Lewis, “The Raft of the Medusa: American Photography in the 1980’s,” Revue Française d’études Américaines, v. 14, n. 39 (February 1989): 71-83.

Bellon-Fisher, Linda, “American Independents,” Re: View (The Friends of Photography), v. 10, n. 9 (September 1987): 1-3 (illus.).

Marien, Mary Warner, “The way we live now,” The Christian Science Monitor (July 3, 1987): Section B, 8.

Eauclaire, Sally, “David T. Hanson: Colstrip, Montana,” American Independents: Eighteen Color Photographers, Abbeville Press (New York), 1987 (illus.).

Hanson, David T., “Power Source: The View from Colstrip, Montana,” Aperture, n. 106 (Spring 1987): 46-51 (illus.).

Baltz, Lewis, “New Documentary Photography,” Camera Austria (Winter 1987) (illus.).

Thomas, Alan G., “Reviews,” New Art Examiner, v. 14, n. 7 (March 1987): 43.

Thornton, Gene, “Beyond Narration,” The New York Times (December 14, 1986): Section 2, 21.

Thornton, Gene, “The Modern Still Favors the Documentary Approach,” The New York Times (August 19, 1984): Section H, 21.

Hanson, David T., “Photography: Straight or on the Rocks? A Conversation with Max Kozloff,” Aperture, n. 89 (1982): 2-6; reprinted in The Privileged Eye: Essays on Photography, University of New Mexico Press (Albuquerque), 1987.