In Spring 2020, the Environmental Photography Collective was born out of a desire to create a more inclusive space in the historically androcentric fields of landscape and environmental photography. As artists with a long history as educators, our members have diverse yet overlapping interests that include environmental science, land use, biology, geology, cultural studies, and social justice. The breadth of our interests helps to build connective tissue between cultural producers, community leaders, emerging artists, and scientific researchers, creating new production methods and ways to disseminate our work.
Our work elevates sustainable solutions to the climate crisis through multi-disciplinary hybrid approaches that draw from the arts, sciences, and humanities, as we expose exploitation and strive for protection, conservation, restoration, regeneration, and responsible stewardship. Through deep research and inquiry that often utilizes museum archives and field work, we interrogate and reconfigure the relationships between personal, cultural, and natural histories and how they shift over time. Working to decolonize the dominant hierarchy of Western thought, we open new pathways for sustainability and environmental awareness.
Members: Marion Belanger, Dana Fritz, Margaret LeJeune, Judy Natal, Martina Shenal, Terri Warpinski
For more information about the Environmental Photography Collective, please visit https://www.environmentalphotographers.com/