The Environment We Built
Over the past several years, I have explored issues of human habits, consumption, and how it translates to the environment. I transitioned from creating work about metaphorical ideas in a studio to going out in the environment to directly photograph landscapes that have been affected by humans.
The landscape photographs in my latest series, “The Environment We Built,” captures both the presence of nature and how human development has disturbed it. My process involves exploring various locations, some more mundane than others, that have a manmade element that disturbs the landscape. My objective is to bring awareness to the significant impact humans have on the environment.
Megan Le is a photographer and graphic designer based in the Midwest. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree, double majoring in graphic design and photography with a minor in social media marketing, from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She will be graduating Summa Cum Laude in May 2020 and is looking to pursue a career in the marketing field at a company or agency.
Le’s photographic works examine human impact on the environment. Her images capture consumption and various landscapes affected by humans. In her recent work, The Environment We Built, Le examines the destruction and disturbance of nature by human development. She received the 2017 Outstanding Student in Photography award from the Slane College of Communications and Fine Arts and has been a finalist in several of Photographer’s Forum Magazine contests since 2015. She was also one of nine artists featured in Bradley’s 2020 Undergrad Exhibition Year in (Re)View and had work displayed in the Juried Student Members Exhibition and Volunteers Exhibition at the 2017 Midwest Society for Photographic Education Conference.
To view more of Megan's work, check out: http://www.meganleart.com