Stunning Satellite Images Of Human Impact On Earth
- Charmaine Li
In the project ‘Daily Overview‘, New York City-based creative Benjamin Grant curates satellite images from the databases of DigitalGlobe to shed light on how humans have marked the Earth’s natural landscape. The series was inspired by the ‘overview effect’, which is a term that refers to an altered awareness that astronauts experience when given the chance to look down and view the Earth from orbit.
On the project’s mission, the Daily Overview website states: “From our line of sight on the earth’s surface, it’s impossible to fully appreciate the beauty and intricacy of the things we’ve constructed, the sheer complexity of the systems we’ve developed, or the devastating impact that we’ve had on our planet. We believe that beholding these forces as they shape our Earth is necessary to make progress in understanding who we are as a species, and what is needed to sustain a safe and healthy planet.”
All images © DigitalGlobe