Korean photographer Han Sungpil (born 1972) confronts the themes of environment, energy production and humankindís impact on nature. The three series in this book of photographs are distinguished by their surprising perspective, which extends beyond the visual vocabulary normally found in environmental documentations. Whether it be a painterly French landscape featuring nuclear power plants presented as a scene of idyllic perfection, or a search for the relics of whale hunting and coal mining in the Arctic and Antarctic, Sungpilís photographs tell, artfully and critically, of natureís sublimity and humankindís overexploitation of it. Photographs of abandoned trawlers, whaling stations, and industrial ruins set in front of monumental, ice-covered landscapes shift the focus to the exploitation of ecological resources, leaving the viewer speechless. Sungpil was awarded the Ilwoo Foundationís first prize for his moving images. resources.