Living in the Anthropocene

 Oregon Clear-cut Forest by Dennis Dimick

Oregon Clear-cut Forest by Dennis Dimick

Photography about the environment will always be seen with skepticism by those immune to facts, with particular viewpoints or economic interests that prevent them from accepting what they can see with their own eyes.
— Dennis Dimick

In anticipation of his participation in the 2018 Wisconsin Science Festival, Julia Nepper from Promega Connections asked Dennis Dimick some questions about photojournalism, and what it’s like documenting the human impact on the environment.

Read the full interview here.

 Kudzu Man, Lancaster VA by Dennis Dimick

Kudzu Man, Lancaster VA by Dennis Dimick

Dennis Dimick

Dennis Dimick served as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine and was a picture editor at the National Geographic Society for more than 35 years until his retirement in December 2015. He guided a variety of major magazine projects including a special issue on global freshwater in April 2010, a 2011 series on global population, and the 2014 Future of Food series on global food security. Dimick co-organized the Aspen Environment Forum from 2008-2012, and continues to regularly present slide show lectures on global environmental issues. For 19 years he has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, and in 2013 received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism. He currently serves as a board member for the Society of Environmental Journalists. He grew up on an Oregon farm, and Dimick holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.