by Gerry Mak in New Photography on Tuesday 1 June 2010

Mankind used to be humbled by natural phenomenon, with ideas of the sublime in art expressing a kind of smallness humans feel in a natural world. Now, man himself has become a force of nature, and the pictures of the BP oil spill posted on the Boston Globe website definitely inspire a sense of awe. We are now humbled by the destruction our species is capable of.