25 Oct '11, 2pm

How Conservation Photography Is A Political Act

How Conservation Photography Is A Political Act

For example, there are the people who documented the gulf oil spill with their point-n-shoot cameras so that experts could see what kind of clean-up efforts were needed for wildlife and habitats or simply to spread the word to the rest of the nation and world about what an oil spill can do to an area. Or, more specifically, there is the amateur wildlife photographer who spotted a life-threatening injury on a tiger she photographed in a wildlife park. With her photographs, park officials knew they needed to act. The tiger lived, thanks to the photographer using her photographs to prove that an endangered animal needed help. This single act is no less part of conservation photography than professionals who dedicate their careers to documenting the lives of disappearing species and habitats with the hope that their images will bring about recovery.

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