August 8, 2013
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Inspired by photography legend Sebastiao Salgado’s GENESIS Project, the LSP Awards 2013 will be accepting submissions until 8th September 2013 into four categories with Winner and Runner-Up prizes and an Overall Winner prize for the submission of outstanding images into all four categories.
Salgado says of this body of work, “I have named this project GENESIS because my aim is to return to the beginnings of our planet: to the air, water and the fire that gave birth to life, to the animal species that have resisted domestication, to the remote tribes whose ‘primitive’ way of life is still untouched, to the existing examples of the earliest forms of human settlement and organisation. A potential path towards humanity’s rediscovery of itself. So many times I’ve photographed stories that show the degradation of the planet, I thought the only way to give us an incentive, to bring hope, is to show the pictures of the pristine planet – to see the innocence. And then we can understand what we must preserve.”
Sebastião Salgado via Jori Finkel for the NY Times.
The Planet Earth
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April 7, 2011
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Long term friend of the Photographers Workshop and OSP Crispin Zeeman, who works for Earthwatch, asked if we knew someone who might benefit working at Earthwatch for a bit in a photography related capacity. Here is what he said
To work with Earthwatch, one of the world’s leading environmental charities, helping develop a new image library for their global research programmes. Earthwatch is a pioneer of ‘citizen science’, bringing scientists and volunteer individuals together to resolve pressing issues affecting ecosystems worldwide. The intern will be joining the international Marketing and Communications team, working out of the Oxford office in Summertown, North Oxford. This is an excellent chance to learn how an organisation like Earhwartch works, how the power of photographs can be used to promote a wider understanding of issues such as climate change, and help communicate the action needed for a sustainable environment. An internship position with Earthwatch is an invaluable career-development experience for individuals. Here is the full specification of the opportunity