Tag: environment

Conservation Photography’s New Challenge

Conservation Photography’s New Challenge

| June 20, 2013 | 21 Replies

This post was inspired by a recent email exchange with friend David Leland Hyde regarding photography and conservation. I will preface it in saying that I do not consider myself a conservation photographer in the traditional sense. To the degree that my images help promote conservation, I am very happy, but I believe that conservation […]

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Wildness and Wilderness

Wildness and Wilderness

| May 8, 2013 | 5 Replies

Rain came today, a harbinger of monsoon season. Lightning and thunder and gentle drops shining like precious gems on tree branches and the radiant green of new foliage. I went out for a drive, not so much for photography but to revel in the scents of wet earth, sagebrush and pine. I hiked to a […]

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Interview with David Leland Hyde

Interview with David Leland Hyde

| September 13, 2011 | 20 Replies

Isaac Newton famously said that if he had seen further it is because he was standing on the shoulders of giants. Similarly, modern conservation photographers are carrying on the tradition of pioneers who used their photographic art to advocate for the preservation of wild places. Still, even among these proverbial giants of conservation photography, some […]

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Macro Environmentalism

Macro Environmentalism

| February 2, 2011 | 20 Replies

“In my afternoon walk I would fain forget all my morning occupations and my obligations to society.” –Henry David Thoreau I spent the last few days pondering the thoughtful reactions to my previous post on Photography and the Environment. Something in me wanted to sit down with each of the respondents to further debate the […]

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Photography And The Environment

Photography And The Environment

| January 25, 2011 | 47 Replies

For those interested, the responses to this essay prompted a follow up post: Macro Environmentalism. ~~~ Many photographers I know consider themselves environmentalists or conservationists. Some are convinced their photography plays a role in promoting such lofty ideals as saving the planet, raising awareness to social and ecological issues, or the preservation of endangered species. […]

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Reader Recommendation: Landscape Photography Blogger

Reader Recommendation: Landscape Photography Blogger

| January 31, 2010 | 8 Replies

Anyone seeking inspiration, and a rare glimpse into the life and work of one of the American West’s greatest photographers, will do well to spend some time reading David Leland Hyde’s new blog “Landscape Photography Blogger“. David is the son of photographer and wilderness activist Philip Hyde and offers, among tributes to his father’s photographic […]

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Not An Environmentalist

Not An Environmentalist

| December 29, 2009 | 30 Replies

I spent most of the holiday weekend on the road, quite literally. I drove about 1300 miles alone on the long lonely rural highways of Nevada, not seeing another vehicle or human presence for hours at a time. The intense chill made for crisp clean air, and I had to stop every so often just […]

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