Through a Forest Wilderness
Powerful images of the natural world have been pivotal to the success of Australian conservation campaigns. Visually portraying the species, connections and moods of the Wombat Forest have also been fundamental to the conservation efforts of Wombat Forestcare. Images can open up new awareness and understanding and inspire people to care. Photography has been used to both showcase the wonders of the forest, as well as to expose new and ongoing environmental issues.
This highly interactive and illustrated seminar explores the delights and challenges of photographing environmental subjects and themes. In particular, it examines the relationships between aesthetics, ecology and conservation. In an image-saturated world, how do we create compelling photos that have impact and empower people into action?
The title of this seminar is borrowed from Scottish-American naturalist, John Muir, who famously said “The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness.” Whether it’s wilderness or not, the Wombat Forest represents a precious refuge within a vastly modified landscape.
This seminar is sponsored by Wombat Forestcare.
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SATURDAY 24 FEBRUARY, 13:30 – 15:30
Trentham Neighbourhood Centre
Cnr. Market & High Streets, Trentham
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