I think I may have seeded one other article by In The Fray magazine on my column, but have neglected to do so in a long while. If you haven't heard of the publication, then I highly recommend checking it out. I discovered it years ago and have enjoyed their unique perspective, compositions and photography ever since.
Alright then, back to seeding.
Author Andrew Blackwell has written a new book called Visit Sunny Chernobyl. In it, Blackwell relates stories of his experiences travelling around the world visiting places ravaged by pollution and man-made disaster.
In this article, In The Fray interviews the journalist about his book to glean his environmental philosophy. The most interesting snippets from this interview come when asked about alternative views of the environment and understanding polluted places on Earth.
We’re still seeing nature as separate from human civilization, and that has been half the problem right there. And so the goal really is to find an integrated idea of what a healthy environment is.
So you’re sort of trying to demystify these polluted places as well as the idea of pristine nature?
Yeah, exactly. There are people out there doing some interesting work on showing ways in which places that are thought of as pristine aren’t. And I’m working from the other end, by finding places that are considered to be horror stories and “anti-nature” and saying it’s also still a place that has nature, wildness, and beauty.
Click the link above to read the entire article about Blackwell's complete journey and the two places he wanted to go, but decided against going.