Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado devoting his life’s work to preserving the planet

Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado has exposed the social and environmental problems facing the planet for more than 40 years. The photographer’s black-and-white prints capture natural environments and the people who inhabit them. Using his images as a means of promoting preservation, Sebastião Salgado’s documentation of unblemished landscapes, wildlife, and indigenous communities demonstrate the urgent need to protect the planet. He says: “What I want is the world … Continue reading Brazilian photojournalist Sebastião Salgado devoting his life’s work to preserving the planet

Sea Nomads: Exhibition documents Malay’s Bajau Laut and efforts to conserve their ocean culture

The Bajau Laut, an indigenous tribe belonging to the area within and around Malaysia, are some of the last true marine nomads. For centuries they have lived out their lives almost entirely at sea – plying a tract of ocean between the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia. In a new exhibition, entitled Sea Nomads, photographer James Morgan documents the Bajau Laut, highlighting their efforts to conserve … Continue reading Sea Nomads: Exhibition documents Malay’s Bajau Laut and efforts to conserve their ocean culture

Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

British Ecological Society will be showcasing the winners of their annual photographic competition, Capturing Ecology, in a week-long exhibition at east London’s The Old Truman Brewery. The exhibition, the first of its kind, will display winners of the 2018 competition, ranging from up close perspectives that display the intricacy of ecology, to images that demonstrate the relationships within ecosystems, and individuals within their environment. Ecology helps people … Continue reading Capturing Ecology: Exhibition showcases winners of British Ecological Society’s annual photography competition

India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Sandalwood is one of the most divine and heaven-sent scents on this planet. A highly prized tree, the Indian sandalwood tree (Santalaum album) is the planet’s most expensive wood – high demand for its cosmetic and therapeutic value has led the tree to be highly endangered. Reece Pickering, a photographer and documentary filmmaker, travelled to Karnataka state in southern India in 2016 where he documented the … Continue reading India’s Forest Feud: Photojournalist documents the controversy behind Indian Sandalwood

Ancestral Transmission: Xapiri report shines a light on the Matsés people on the Peruvian/Brazilian frontier

Ancestral Transmission is a three-part report which gives an insight into the Matsés people who live in the Javari valley – some of the most remote rainforest in the world on the Peruvian/Brazilian frontier. Produced by Xapiri – an online gallery and shop which supports Amazonian indigenous culture – the report features stunning photography and knowledge of the Matsés people, based on Xapiri’s expedition to these lands in May. The … Continue reading Ancestral Transmission: Xapiri report shines a light on the Matsés people on the Peruvian/Brazilian frontier

Union of Concerned Photographers call on creatives to share their environmental visuals

A collective of creatives from around the world have come together to draw attention to some of the most pressing environmental issues of our time. The Union of Concerned Photographers – launched by file sharing company, WeTransfer -uses the power of photography to underline the urgency of environmental concerns such as the destruction of carbon emissions, deforestation, decreased biodiversity, ocean dead zones and drought. Contributors include environmental photographers Ami Vitale, Luca Locatelli, … Continue reading Union of Concerned Photographers call on creatives to share their environmental visuals

#365Unpacked: Photo series highlights waste and aims to get people to rethink their world as consumers

Photographer Antoine Repessé collected his recyclable waste in different rooms of his apartment for four years to create his photo series, #365Unpacked. Back in 2011, the Lille-based photographer stopped throwing away his recyclable trash to make a point. He also gathered waste from his friends and family – cans, bottles and cardboard – for the #365Unpacked photo series, seeking to emphasise the importance of recycling and sustainable packaging, … Continue reading #365Unpacked: Photo series highlights waste and aims to get people to rethink their world as consumers

The Tree Planters: Honouring Canada’s young tree planters

The Tree Planters, a series of photographs by photojournalist Rita Leistner, is a tribute to tree planters in Canada where tree planting is considered a rite of passage. Modern tree planting is a crucial part of Canada’s national identity as a world leader in sustainable forest management. It has resulted not only in changing the culture but also the mind sets of the nation. The Tree … Continue reading The Tree Planters: Honouring Canada’s young tree planters

Photographer Mustafah Abulaziz brings insight on the world’s relationship to water

Berlin-based photographer Mustafah Abulaziz has spent more than five years exploring the world’s relationship to water. In what he envisages to be a 15-year project, Mustafah Abdulaziz plans to visit 32 countries to uncover people’s attitudes towards water. In 2011, the American photographer took on the challenge to photograph what water means to the world, how it influences various cultures and the different ways it … Continue reading Photographer Mustafah Abulaziz brings insight on the world’s relationship to water

Changing Climates: Photography exhibition documents female scientists on expedition in Arctic

Changing Climates is a photographic exhibition chronicling a group of female scientists on a series of expeditions to the Arctic. The team, consisting mainly of women, travelled to remote locations in Iceland, Greenland, Alaska, Kamchatka and Svalbard to perform scientific research during the summers of 2016 and 2017. The exhibition, which runs at The Brick Lane Gallery in London from 5-11 June, showcases images and personal stories … Continue reading Changing Climates: Photography exhibition documents female scientists on expedition in Arctic