Visualising the Environment
– A Reflective Lens on Environmental History
Photographic images shape perceptions and the ways we understand environmental history.
The role and influence of images are rapidly changing in the age of digitization, social media and mass dissemination.
This workshop explores a wide range of environmental themes through active discussion, illustrated seminars, practical field trips and constructive image critique sessions.
We will examine the role of photography in communicating environmental history, in particular, the interplay of social and political influences. Through discussion of participants’ research we will discuss the various challenges in creating compelling images. How can we more effectively develop visual concepts using literal and allegorical images, to express ideas as powerfully or more powerfully than words?
Where and how do aesthetics and environmental photography converge?
The workshop also covers the practicalities of developing observation skills and fine-tuning to the particularities of environmental subjects. Participants will receive advice on identifying subjects and anticipating them in space and time in the context of photographic principles of composition and exposure.
Further environmental photography workshops and forays are listed here.