Quote Originally Posted by keithwms View Post
Landscape photographs that reflect social conditions. The landscapes that people inhabit have some effect on their society, and their society also affects the landscape. That relationship is what it's about, I think.
In addition to some of the earlier suggestions, the above is a good place to start. This is a subject/genre that's been explored since the beginning of the medium. Check out the "New Topographics" photographers' works -- Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, among others (Steidl recently published a new book about the original exhibition. Also, you'll want to look at the "Dusseldorf School" photographers who've studied under the Bechers -- Struth, Gursky, Fuchs, et al.