Graduate School Graubünden

September 26, 2019 – September 27, 2019

A Reflective Lens on Environmental Photography

This is a highly interactive workshop with both theoretical and practical components, focused on developing participants’ observational, technical and creative skills. It will assist participants to improve the impact and interpretative power of imagery in the presentation of their research. In particular, it will explore the relationships between aesthetics, ecology and environmental photography.

Images of the natural world have been pivotal to documenting environmental changes and issues since the ‘environmental awakening’ of the 1960s. They have served to open up new awareness and understanding of the natural world. However, effectively portraying these issues is challenging, not just because of the increasingly image-saturated world we inhabit, but also because of the often subtle and gradual nature of environmental change that is not always visually obvious. This workshop goes beyond the literal representations of ‘nature photography’ to address the thought processes behind creating compelling and meaningful visual stories.

Please note: For the practical part you can use any kind of camera/phone.

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About the Trainer
Alison Pouliot, BSc (Hons) (Zoology), BA (Philosophy), PhD (Environmental History) is an ecologist and environmental photographer. She has presented over 350 environmental photography and ecology workshops and seminars in Australia and internationally, within the education, environmental and photographic industries. Alison greatly enjoys working with people from all walks of life to better understand and appreciate the environment and environmental issues and to represent them visually.

Course outline 09-19 Environmental Photography (PDF)