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Image Ecology

Image Ecology

Current price: $45.00
Publication Date: March 5th, 2024
Spector Books
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A global cross section of new approaches to ecological photographic practice and production

A survey of contemporary image-making, Image Ecology marks the beginning of a long-term consideration of nature and ecology in current fine art photography through shows at C/O Berlin. In an attempt to document the systemic causes of the climate crisis, the works included in this volume explore their own material and social conditions. The 12 contemporary artists featured employ experimental and traditional historical processes as well as new technologies. Image Ecology dissects photography as an ecological practice, a medium that is defined as much by the nexus of material, labor, energy and waste that its production and circulation require as by what it represents. Featuring an extensive essay by environmental historian Jason W. Moore, and contributions by over a dozen international writers, the book even unpacks its own production process: from material supply chains and working conditions to wrapping and postage.