Dina Kantor Photographs the Demise of Treece, Kansas
Treece, Kansas, was a thriving mining town during the First and Second World Wars. Itís now been almost entirely abandoned due to major pollution. For the past two years, the photographer Dina Kantor has been photographing the decline of Treece, accompanied by her sister, Shira, a writer.
the landscape looks like another planet. The area kids, while other kids are making posters in school about tornado awareness, fire prevention, and pollution, are making posters about not drinking the local water. There is a feeling of death and toxicity even before I knew the story of the mining pollution. I admired the unusual landscape until I found out the cause. It is an embarrassment to humanity, the irreversible damage done there.