Six years ago Louis Helbig first visited Fort McMurray to photograph the Alberta oil/tar sands from the air, and he has since produced a book – Beautiful Destruction.
Complementing the book’s 200+ aerial photographs, there are essays from 15 prominent individuals with a range of ideas and views about the tar/oil sands. he has, under the rubric of art, achieved something that no other individual, organization or institution has even tried to do – to bring together, in one place, a full spectrum of views on the biggest industrial project in the world. 

Here is a link to the web site –