Ocean Flowers: Anna Atkins’s Cyanotypes of British Algae
Containing more than 200 images of algae specimens, Photographs of British Algae is a landmark in the histories both of photography and of publishing: it is the first photographic work by a woman, and the first book produced entirely by photographic means.
Conservation and Photography
Meet Your Neighbours is an upstart program that unites photographers with local conservation groups. The project generates signature images on light backgrounds to raise awareness of backyard species the world over.
Interview with Clay Bolt:
“We felt like MYN would be more successful if participants made funding proposals to conservation organizations within their own communities. We believed that if these local organizations had a vested interest in the images, rather than having the funding coming from some outside source, they would be more likely to see to it that the work was shown and used within the community it which it was created.
“Ultimately, this is the main goal of the project: to help people connect with the wildlife in their own communities. We want to spread the word that there is still so much beauty and diversity out there that we CAN save. That we CAN provide a place for. One of our mantras is that this is a proactive conservation project where we have a chance to save today’s common species so that they don’t become the threatened species of tomorrow.”
“View above Botnar Hut during the Laugavegur trek in my Workshop in Iceland. June 2011 - 20-29.
There’s an unspeakable feeling floating around.. This was almost night, a sort of long blue hour with ominous clouds and a very quiet atmosphere. I was standing in front of this Immense glacier, quite close to the Eyjafjallajökull volcano.. Covered with layers of Ashes..”