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.”