Photographic images shape perceptions and the ways in which we understand the environment.
This highly interactive workshop explores a wide range of environmental themes through an illustrated seminar, active discussion, image critique, demonstration of techniques and a practical field trip. It goes beyond the literal representations of ‘nature photography’ to address the thought processes behind creating compelling and meaningful images and visual stories.
The role of images is rapidly changing in the age of digitization, social media and mass dissemination. What makes some images convincing and others banal? How can we visualise environmental issues such as climate change that are often abstract and insidious? And how can images convey not just scientific concepts and improve environmental literacy, but also evoke an environmental ethic?
These questions and more will be actively explored in the con-text of participants own interests in environmental photography and the environment more generally.