BRANDENBURG, Germany — Germany’s national energy policy has embraced wind and solar power to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. This 30-megawatt WKN wind farm at Zitz-Warchau, seen here in 2004, is part of a massive investment that has spawned a new manufacturing industry and is making Germany the largest producer of renewable energy in Europe.
Photographing for over 50 years, Thomas Hoepker has seen a world of change through his lens, from the Cold War division of his native Germany to the fall of the Twin Towers on September 11th.
by Harry Gruyaert
Belgian photographer Harry Gruyaert draws creative inspiration from the places where earth meets sea. And while the shoreline may not be always be the main focus of his pictures, it forms a backdrop as regular as the pounding surf.
Book of the Week: Hot Light/Half-Made Worlds
by Alex Webb
This book features people of the tropics in spaces of both shadow and light. These portraits show people living in hybrid lands mixed with new and old, where natural beauty and human desperation coexist.
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.