I don't think there is any such thing as detachment when you're photographing. You have a point of view and if you haven't, your pictures don't show anything about the people you are working with ...
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We may remember the last year as when we accepted global warming as a present, and scary, reality. Hurricanes Katrina, Rita, and Wilma, stars of the most active Atlantic hurricane season on record, drove home the potential correlation between warmer waters and tropical storms. Scientists reported that the Greenland ice sheet is disappearing faster than expected, threatening rapid sea-level rise. And even the Bush administration, famously skeptical of climate change, launched a review to determine whether polar bears should be placed on the endangered-species list because their habitat is melting.
These images are taken from the photographic book and exhibition NorthSouthEastWest, which was developed by the Climate Group in partnership with the British Council. These arresting photos demonstrate the far-reaching effects of global warming but also highlight how emissions are being reduced around the globe.
— Paul Sabin, executive director, Environmental Leadership Program
KENYA — Mount Kenya, Africa's majestic second-highest peak, contains the remnants of fast-disappearing snowfields, 2004. The rain soaked up by the forests on the mountain's lower slopes not only feeds the springs and rivers but also produces its own clouds and rain, which helps sustain the grasslands.
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by Trent Parke
|From April 15 to 23, the Parliamentary Triangle in Australia's capital city, Canberra, will once again be the sight of the Canberra Balloon Fiesta. Each day at sunrise, more than 50 hot-air balloons of all shapes and sizes will float over the city. A native of Australia, Trent Parke photographed the event in 2003, from the expansion of the floating giants before dawn to their landing and deflation at night. |