Our Own Brutal Use of the Land

In “American Landscapes,” a published collection of photographs from the Collection of the Museum of Modern Art (1981), John Szarkowski writes about wilderness, wildness, public treasures and our human treading upon them. He also writes about what it means to photograph a landscape, to contemplate our apprehension of the “difference between our special human concerns and the earth’s own compulsions.” “We have been half persuaded … Continue reading Our Own Brutal Use of the Land

Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt

“I find hope in knowing that with the right people and circumstances, ecosystems can be successfully protected,” he said. “That is what, so far, we have managed to do with the Big Life Foundation in the Amboseli/Kilamanjaro ecosystem in Kenya. Conservation relies so much on the support of the community. It’s really a mutual situation: if conservation supports the community, that helps the people economically … Continue reading Featured Photographer: Nick Brandt

Touring the Great Wide Open

I recently discovered the work of Jason Waicunus, a photographer based here in my own back yard of the Pacific Northwest, USA. Jason not only makes stunning landscapes and nature photographs, but is also a travel photographer and teaches classes and leads nature-based photo tours here and elsewhere. Jason is one of few photo guides with a permit to access federal land and is a … Continue reading Touring the Great Wide Open