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In this issue’s Gallery essay Joseph Cialdella analyzes four photographs, taken by American photographer Andrew Moore of contemporary Detroit, Michigan, that confound ideas of beauty, nature, and urban decay. Cialdella compares key visual and thematic elements of Moore’s photographs with those of well-known American landscape paintings of the nineteenth century to overturn earlier concepts of the sublime, wilderness, and the “machine in the garden." He argues that Moore’s compositions represent a “post-industrial sublime” comprised of both decaying industry and wild, urban nature. The result, Cialdella concludes, is a body of photographic work that is both breathtakingly beautiful yet symbolic of underlying political, economic, and social inequalities that continue to plague the Motor City and its residents.
—Neil M. Maher and Cindy Ott
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Environmental History and Boise State University’s Department of History seek applications for the position of Graduate Editorial Assistant for Fall 2014.
The successful applicant will work with the Editor-in-Chief of Environmental History. The Graduate Editorial Assistant must be admitted to and enroll in the History Master of Arts or Master of Applied Historical Research program at Boise State and will receive a full tuition waiver and a $10,000 stipend for the 2014-2015 academic year, summer not included.
Editor in chief Lisa Brady contributed to a story on environmental history on the BBC 4 program, Making History.