For nearly as long as environmental journalism has been its own discipline, powerful images have played important roles in helping to tell stories and convey meaning. A new short documentary by the International League of Conservation Photographers, "Witness: Defining Conservation Photography," explores the images and talks with the some of the world's leading conservation photographers about the work, the reasoning, the history and the business of conservation photography.
Directed and produced by Neil Ever Osborne with editing and production by Chad A. Stevens and support from the iLCP, Witness: Defining Conservation Photography is "A contemporary account of the emerging genre of conservation photography is explored through the voices and imagery of some of the best environmental communicators working today. Notable anthropologist Jane Goodall, National Geographic Editor-at-Large and iLCP Fellow Michael Nichols, and International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP) president Cristina Mittermeier, among many others, share candid thoughts on the power of photography and its value as an effective conservation tool. The narrative is accompanied by stunning photographic contributions from over 40 iLCP conservation photographers to illustrate the convergence between the conservation and photography realms."
Hat tip: Yale Environment 360