The Chinese Dust Bowl is an arid 400,000 square mile wasteland representing the largest ever manmade conversion of productive land into desert. It has been called "one of the greatest environmental disasters of our time." Benoit Aquin's eerie, hazy photographs call awareness to "scarce water resources, desertification, and ecological refugees in China" by revealing the devastating effects of unsustainable farming practices on people, landscape, and community. Aquin took home the 2008 Prix Pictet for the collection. Powerful stuff.