Issue 03 Table of Contents

Photograph by John Scanlan

Altered Landscapes Issue 03

It’s been nearly 60 years since the publication of Silent Spring, Rachel Carson’s seminal book warning the American public about the harmful environmental effects of synthetic pesticides. In that time, humans have transformed Earth’s natural landscape so dramatically that as many as one million plant and animal species are now at risk of extinction. Storyboard no. 03, “Altered Landscapes,” examines transformation–whether environmental, familial, architectural, or social–as a way to better understand our place in the world.

  1. London to Pittsburgh: The Politics and Beauty of Polluted Skies

  2. A Brief History of Loss, Life, and Healing in an American Family

  3. The Woman in the Glass House: Lina Bo Bardi and the Pritzker Prize

Series

Photographer Mark Clowney reflects on the legacy left by his father, and the connections between the photography of father and son.

With Earth Day behind us, our articles this week reflect on the different ways artists and organizations illuminate just how severely we've damaged the planet.

Inside the Northside studio of legendary sculptor Thaddeus Mosley.

Topics

Sarah Rafson discusses influential Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi’s life and work through the lens of architecture’s enduring gender disparities.

Both a plea and a polemic, this powerful essay revises how we think about Black art and artists.

Niela Orr explores Charles "Teenie" Harris's double exposure of Nina Simone, one of the more arresting images the photographer captured during his decades long career.