On Saturday, April 4, 2015, over 25,000 citizens marched in Quebec City calling on Canadian Premiers and the Federal Government to Act on Climate. I was contracted by Greenpeace to cover this huge moment. Those images have been shared and used widely on the net the last few days, including over 15,000 times here on ThinkProgress. I believe that this march is a sign that the climate movement has hit a tipping point.
The Hardisty Tank Terminal, beginning of the proposed Energy East pipeline.
My latest photography project, Along the Pipeline, is underway. I am currently in Regina and I have been on the road for the last couple of weeks. My journey has taken me from Hardisty in Alberta and will continue to the East Coast of Canada. I have been photographing the individuals and the route of the proposed Energy East pipeline to find out what it means to Canadians and First Nations. It has been a great experience. I have met ranchers, farmers, oil workers, and foreign workers.
Photo session at the Gould Ranch in Alberta.
The project focuses on a series of large format portraits created on a 4×5 film camera. Each image will eventually be combined with a quote or little anecdote from that individual explaining their position on the pipeline and the future of Canada.
I hope that the photographs will create a journal and record of some of the people along the route and how they will be affected. You can follow all of the updates and the journey at my sister website, AlongthePipeline.com. From here I will keep moving east.
These images can be licensed though my image partner Aurora Photos. If you are interested, send me an email and I can connect you directly with them.
Last Saturday the Occupy Amsterdam rally was held in solidarity with the Occupy Wall Street movement. The rally brought a varied group of individuals to the scene and I set out to capture the different faces of the movement and why they were there that day. This is the result. Scroll over the images to meet these people and read what they have to say.
On April 9th, at 16:00, join me and friends at the Amsterdam Royal Gallery for the opening of my photography exhibit. This will be the first public exhibition of my images and will be a series of images exploring our relationship with the landscape and how we are impacted by climate change. Also in the gallery will be sculptures from Marisja van Weegberg.
Just a quick blog update to say that I have returned to sunny Amsterdam after a rainy photography assignment for National Geographic Traveler – Netherlands edition. I had the pleasure of working with Amsterdam writer Maartje de Gruyter (webpage under development) and together we explored the rainy hills, buildings and landscapes of the olde country. I can’t give away much right now and will rely on Maartje to tell the story. For me, the editing down of the many images begins. The full article will most likely be published next year, I will keep you updated when it does.
My first travel photographs in National Geographic Traveler have been published! The June edition of the Netherlands travel magazine includes not one, but two articles illustrated with my images. One article visually highlights the wonderful diversity in Oman, where ancient cultures are clashing with modern, oil driven world. The other is a photo essay about the Salzkammergut region in Austrian Alps. To preview the articles, click here.
To celebrate, I am offering a 30% discount on prints on any of the 25 images that appear in the magazine if you use the coupon code ‘natgeocelebration’.
In 2009, millions of people came together around the world to pressure leaders to sign a legally binding and ambitious deal in Copenhagen. Although the final result in Copenhagen was a failure, 2009 was the year that the climate movement exploded. This energy will carry forward and we will continue to build in numbers until sustainability is achieved.
This multimedia piece looks at the growth of this movement throughout 2009. Take a moment and watch hundreds of those around the world taking action and inspiring others in the fight for climate justice.
Photographs of PowerShift 09 in Washington. During the last weekend of February, over 10,000 young people descended on Washington D.C for the largest ever conference on climate change and clean energy in the USA.
A portfolio of images of the Climate Camp at BishopsGate, London during the G20 meetings in 2009. The members of climate camp took over the street and set up a tent city in front of the Carbon Exchange in London. The campers were protesting the current carbon trading schemes that the UN is incorporating in the global climate deals. They feel that these policies will not solve the current climate crisis. The campers spent the day playing games, cooking, dancing and generally having a good time. However, despite the camps strong policy of non-violence, the campers were violently attacked by members of the British police force. The tactics used by the police during the G20 resulted in one death and many complaints. The police actions have been condemned by review boards and many activists hope that they will be changed.