Photojournalism has had 100 years (at least) to mature, build its foundations, and realize its lofty goals. Lewis Bush recently asked if photojournalism has succeeded or lost its way, which sparked conversation between Jim and Dennis about its past and potential.
“Since 2014 Katie Orlinsky has been working on a long-term photographic project exploring how climate change is challenging communities across Alaska, and transforming the relationship between people, animals and the land.”
Founded in 2007 by James Balog, the Extreme Ice Survey (EIS) is an innovative, long-term photography program that integrates art and science to give a “visual voice” to the planet’s changing ecosystems. We believe that the creative integration of art and science can shape public perception and inspire action more effectively than either art or science can do alone
Peter Essick is one of the masters of envionmental photography, having tackled many difficult issues for National Geogaphic stories. He argues that there is a growing awareness that biological systems in our contemporary world are being negatively harmed by rapid human development. This human-altered world is now being called called the Anthropocene, a reference to a geologic age where man has taken control of the Earth’s biosphere.
A higher view provides essential perspective and insight. In this case what you can see is the foundation for the creation of the United States, when land surveyors created the footprint for an emerging nation.