Earth from the Air

This post will start a series of short articles paying tribute to some of the greatest environmental photographers this world has ever seen. We will start with one of the most known, Yann Arthus Bertrand. His book, ‘The Earth from the Air‘ and the accompanying exhibition, which initially started at Jardin du Luxembourg in Paris…

Light Keeps Me Company

A brilliant documentary, ‘Light Keeps Me Company‘ featuring a celebrated cinematographer Sven Nykvist, directed by his son Carl-Gustaf is a sincere and detailed story of a master filmmaker, who collaborated with Ingmar Bergman on ‘Persona’ (1966) and many other films. Filled with warm and highly personal memoirs by Ingmar Bergman, Bibi Andersson, Liv Ullmann, Vittorio…

My Voyage to Italy

If you haven’t seen Martin Scorsese’s celebrated documentary ‘My Voyage to Italy‘ (1999) you should grab your copy now before they get out of stock. This is by far the best introduction to Italian Neorealism I have ever seen. Starting with the early precursors of this movement, ‘Ossessione’ (1942) and ‘La Terra Trema’ (1948) by…

After Photography

The book ‘After Photography’ by Fred Ritchin, the Director Emeritus of International Centre for Photography explores the new role that photography plays in the age of digital inter-connectivity, social media and citizen’s journalism. Continuing in the best tradition started by Walter Benjamin, Susan Sontag and Willem Flusser, the author discusses how our reading of photography,…

Environmental Art at COP23

It is my great pleasure to announce that my environmental art from the “Magical Realism” series will be exhibited at the forthcoming United Nations UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn. Environmental art can be a powerful language to attract attention to the world’s most important problems: climate change, biodiversity loss, plastics pollution in our oceans, the…

Green Economy Reader

It gives me enormous pleasure to announce that our new collaborative book, ‘Green Economy Reader‘ written with some of the most important sustainability thinkers of our time will be officially launched at the United Nations UNFCCC COP23 meeting in Bonn. State of the art in sustainability thinking, inspired by interdisciplinary ideas of ecological economics. This…

The Daybooks of Edward Weston

Rarely a photography book could be more exciting and captivating than ‘The Daybooks of Edward Weston“. A good copy is hard to find and they can be expensive, but all suffering is justified when you could connect and explore the world of one of the most renowned fine art photographers this world has seen. The…

Online Photographic Thinking

One of the essays I read this week made me think about the dissemination of our work as photographers at a deeper level. The article written by Jason Evans entitled ‘Online Photographic Thinking’ questions the medium of photography from the point of view of how technology makes our photographic experiences more diverse and allows us…

Objects Found on the Beach

The Objects Found on the Beach has been a project focusing on depicting the impact humanity makes on the environment through plastics waste. Currently there is around 260 mln tonnes of plastic waste circulating in the oceans, forming so called five gyres – the areas in the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans where waste is…

Salgado: From my Land to the Planet

The little autobiographic book ‘From my Land to the Planet’ by the celebrated photographer Sebastião Salgado is a highly personal and hugely valuable memoir shedding light on Salgado’s life, influences, projects and publications. Starting with the description of his father’s farm in Brazil, where he grew up; his education as an economist at an elite…

Art and Sustainability

The ‘Art and Sustainability’ by Sacha Kagan published by Transcript is an immensely rich philosophical text exploring the necessary characteristics of philosophy of sustainability that could inform the new sustainable art. Drawing on the current theories of complexity and sustainability of Gregory Bateson, Fritjof Capra, Ilya Prigogine, Kagan discusses the principles of systems theory, emergence,…