David Maisel

David Maisel has been making aerial images of environmentally impacted landscapes for more than 20 years. His monograph of The Lake Project was published by Nazraeli Press in fall 2004. His solo exhibition is at the Von Lintel Gallery in New York through Feb. 12.

Caption information provided by Ted Schade of the Great Basin Air Pollution Control District.

Photos of the once-mighty, now-drained Owens Lake

Owens Lake, on the eastern flanks of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southeastern California, was, at its peak, a 200-square-mile perennial lake. Located at the terminus of the Owens River, it held water continuously for …

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