Art has detailed the steps that he goes through in order to create his final image compositions here on the blog. He now has a brand new series from Angkor Wat that you can view over at Luminous Landscape.
Art’s photographic tour of Alaska has become the standard volume of its class. These 150 images take the reader from the lush Southeast to the singular Denali Mountain and across the northern tundra. The tenth anniversary edition of Alaska features gorgeous landscape-format photography, with sections including “Mountain,” “River and Lake,” “Tundra,” “Sea and Coast,” “Forest,” and “Island.” With text by Nick Jans, author of many books about Alaska, including The Grizzly Maze.
A titan of the American environmental movement has passed. Secretary of the Interior under Presidents Kennedy and Johnson, Stewart Udall (January 31, 1920 – March 20, 2010) was largely responsible for the enactment of environmental laws in Johnson’s Great Society legislative agenda, including the Clear Air, Water Quality and Clean Water Restoration Acts and Amendments, the Wilderness Act of 1964, the Endangered Species Preservation Act of 1966, the Land and Water Conservation [Fund] Act of 1965, the Solid Waste Disposal Act of 1965, the National Trail System Act of 1968, and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.
Pictured here are a few photos from some of the lands protected under his tenure: Assateague Island National Seashore, Canyonlands National Park, North Cascades National Park, and Redwood National Park.
The history of conservation photography did not begin with the creation of the iLCP. Although it is true that as a collective of concerned photographers we coined the term and gave the concept new impetus, the idea has been around almost since the advent of the camera.
There is a long legacy in conservation photography that has blazed the trail for the way we currently use photography for environmental advocacy – William Henry Jackson, Ansel Adams and Eliot Porter are among earlier photographers whose advocacy work, in one way or another, translated into the protection of special landscapes. Jackson’s 1871 photographs of Yellowstone, for example, provided the visual argument that convinced legislators to create America’s first national park, and since then, photographers all around the world have used images for advocacy.
How we use conservation photography today demands a higher degree of urgency, as the issues challenging our planet are ever more complex, pressing and devastating. Addressing these issues by simply making pictures and hoping they reach the right audiences is not enough. Photographers today must take on a very active role in finding ways for their images to impact the right people. Sometimes the audience consists of legislators and other decision-makers, others it is made up of influential people whose opinions and recommendations move attitudes; more often than not, we are trying to educate end users, corporations and extractive industries on the impacts of their activities and how to mitigate them. Rarely is the image made by a conservation photographer used as mere entertainment.
Today’s conservation photographers must strive to be visual activists – activism here defined as “the use of strong actions in opposition to or in support of a cause” – because if we fail to be activists, we will inevitably be merely “inactive”. The difference between making great images and making great images that work hard to protect our planet is what really defines conservation photography.
International League of Conservation Photographers
To read the whole newsletter head to the iLCP’s website.
Dan “Dano” Steinhardt was at the gallery today discussing the new line of EPSON signature worthy papers (velvet fine art paper, hot & cold press papers) with Art.
He and his crew filmed Art with the RED ONE video camera with BUILD 21 & Redcine-X software.
The resulting several minute video will be posted on the EPSON web site and used at trade shows around the country.
Nearly 300 of Art’s most amazing landscape images are showcased in this high-definition Digital Art Show™, accompanied by beautiful music from renowned new age musician Scott Cossu.
The images are displayed in a continual slide show showcasing the stunning beauty of distinct environmental landscapes & regions of the world. From the Great Bahamas Bank to the icebound Arctic, you’ll witness the sheer wonder and drama of our earth captured in these amazing< photographs. Use this DVD as the perfect backdrop for entertaining or creating a relaxing environment in your home or office.
Art’s Travels to the Edge Exhibit is opening at the San Juan Islands Museum of Art and Sculpture Park on March 13. The print exhibit will run through June 13, 2010.
Art will be giving a benefit showing of Between Heaven and Earth at the San Juan Island Community Theater at 6 pm, on March 13. For tickets, please call 360-378-3210.
Art will be on The John Greengo Show on Wednesday discussing new images from his recent travels.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
3 pm Pacific time
Today is International Women’s Day, celebrating women’s rights and progress around the world. For more information and to find an event near you, visit http://www.internationalwomensday.com/
Final call for the Bhutan Photo Tour with Art! There are only two places left on this two week international workshop to the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The trip dates are March 25 to April 6 and the absolute last day to sign up is Tuesday, March 9th. For information and registration, visit http://www.artwolfeworkshops.com/bhutan_tour.php
This is an opportunity of a lifetime for any photographer!