Produced by Kate Phillips, Magnum Photos
Friday is Earth Day. Magnum starts the celebration early with this selection of images of trees. What’s more lovely than a tree? MALAYSIA—At Kepong Forest Reserve, crown shyness in the kapur tree (Dryobalanops aromatica), one of the dipterocarps that, as they mature in the forest, develop mutual avoidance, 1997.
Book of the Week
by Chris Steele-Perkins
The impetus for this three-year project began when Steele - Perkins was offered a gift from his Japanese wife of the famous book by nineteenth-century master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai, "36 Views of Mount Fuji". Struck by the verisimilitude of the prints as historical documents of the life of the peoples around the mountain - woodcutters, fishermen, peasants, aristocrats - as well as the beauty and spiritual aspect of the area, Steele-Perkins began to research further.
Join the Fray
If there's one theme that connects all my work, I think it's that of land-lessness: how land makes people into who they are and what happens to them when they lose it and thus lose their identities.