Big Dirty Secret: Text and Image (9 images)
These aerial images were taken from a two person helicopter and are a part of a larger body of work exploring pollution and toxic contamination sites in the San Francisco Bay Area. Growing up less than two miles from this site in Cupertino, I only recently learned of the Lehigh Permanente Cement plant's existence. My parents and I came to the Bay Area from the Midwest when I was a young child. The high tech industry was still in its infancy. At that time the valley contained thousands upon...