What We're Reading: Documenting Earth's Remotest Corners

By David Schonauer   Wednesday October 9, 2019

For 32 years, Thomas Joshua Cooper has been working on a project that he calls “The Atlas of Emptiness and Extremity,” a collection of some 700 black-and-white photographs that he makes from remote, forbidding, largely unpeopled, all-but-forgotten outcroppings on five continents and at both poles, notes The New Yorker. “He is part of the conceptual-art tradition of artists traversing space to create sculpture,” says Michael Govan, the director of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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